Star Wars: The Last Jedi finished its second weekend with a domestic tally of $100 million dollars! Taking into account that the film most likely suffered from Sunday being Christmas eve, and the numbers are even more eye-popping!
The film has now grossed $800 million globally, and it hasn’t even opened in China. China’s opening will be January 5th.
According to a recent report from The Hollywood Reporter, the film is expected to end its theatrical run somewhere in the neighborhood of $1.6 billion! That will fall about $400 million short of Star Wars: The Force Awakens $2 billion run. It would still be in the top 5 highest grossing of all time, edging out Marvel’s The Avengers.
“The Force Awakens was an outlier, the likes of which we may never see again, and to compare any movie, even a Star Wars film, to that performance is unfair given the buildup to that film’s monumental release. At a gross of nearly $750 million worldwide and a near even split between the North American and international gross after a little over a week in theaters, The Last Jedi is by any measure a great success, and the passionate debate over pros and cons of the film itself serve only to show the continued passion that fans have for this historic film series,” says comScore analyst Paul Dergaragedian.
This news looks good for the finances of Lucasfilm. lt’s probably time to start planning that Solo: A Star Wars Story pr campaign now…
Star Wars Shows Up in New ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ Trailer
Normally we don’t post about movies other than Star Wars on the site, but this news sort of is about Star Wars. Disney’s upcoming sequel to Wreck it Ralph, features a few Star Wars characters and ships in it.
It seems Ralph and Vanellope enter the Internet and find themselves at Disney’s website. Of course upon arriving a TIE-Fighter is seen chasing an X-Wing fighter. We also see Vanellope being chased by three First Order Stormtroopers as well!
Check out the new trailer above!
About Ralph Breaks the Internet:
“Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2” leaves Litwak’s video arcade behind, venturing into the uncharted, expansive and thrilling world of the internet—which may or may not survive Ralph’s wrecking. Video game bad guy Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) and fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman) must risk it all by traveling to the world wide web in search of a replacement part to save Vanellope’s video game, Sugar Rush. In way over their heads, Ralph and Vanellope rely on the citizens of the internet—the netizens—to help navigate their way, including a webite entrepreneur named Yesss (voice of Taraji P. Henson), who is the head algorithm and the heart and soul of trend-making site “BuzzzTube.” Directed by Rich Moore (“Zootopia,” “Wreck-It Ralph”) and Phil Johnston (co-writer “Wreck-It Ralph,” “Cedar Rapids,” co-writer “Zootopia,”), and produced by Clark Spencer (“Zootopia,” “Wreck-It Ralph,” “Bolt”), “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-Ralph 2” hits theaters on Nov. 21, 2018.
Nissan Unveils Millennium Falcon-Themed 2018 Rogue Vehicle
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Nissan’s latest Star Wars-themed custom show vehicle lands on the Hollywood red carpet at the world premiere of “Solo: A Star Wars Story’ this evening. Based upon the brand’s best-selling 2018 Nissan Rogue, the custom show vehicle takes inspiration from the iconic Millennium Falcon featuring unmistakable elements from the most-capable ship in the galaxy.
“As the third installment of our own trilogy of collaborations with Lucasfilm, we raised the bar delivering our best custom show vehicle yet,” said Jeremy Tucker, Nissan’s vice president of marketing communications and media. “We started with the best-selling Nissan Rogue and worked with the talented concept designers at Lucasfilm and ILM. Then we turned to the experts at Vehicle Effects bring it to life. The result is hands-down the most complete and thrilling vehicle we’ve ever done.”
Merging the likeness of the Millennium Falcon with the Nissan Rogue was a natural fit. ProPILOT Assist, a Nissan Intelligent Mobility technology, helps drivers maintain speeds and guide the Rogue “Straight Down the Center.” Similarly, the Millennium Falcon always seems to find its way out of trouble ahead by navigating obstacles with apparent ease.
The Millennium Falcon-inspired Rogue is the most extensive Star Wars-themed Nissan custom show vehicle build to date, practically appearing as though it flew right off the screen. In addition to a fully customized movie-inspired exterior, for the first time, this Star Wars-inspired Nissan receives a full interior makeover channeling the iconic cockpit of the Millennium Falcon.
Kids of all ages are going to enjoy the level of detail and craftsmanship that went into the interior of the build. Just as any Star Wars fan would expect, the interior features buttons, lights and sound effects closely reflecting the sights and sounds of the Millennium Falcon’s cockpit. It also features front- and second-row chairs like those seen inside the Millennium Falcon. Additionally, center-mounted “hyperdrive” controls bring the package to life.
The exterior is where the workmanship of the build shines. Custom handcrafted aluminum body panels feature details mimicking the Millennium Falcon, while 3D-printed inserts bring another level of immersive depth to the project. A roof-mounted radar dish and laser cannon appear as though they were lifted right from the movie set. Up front, the multi-pane windshield clearly resembles that of the on-screen hero.
But the rear of the craft is where all the magic happens. The subspace-hyperdrive unit spanning the entire width of the Rogue appropriately glows blue, while a trio of high-mounted Bose speakers and an 18-in. Bose subwoofer provide the aural experience. Inside and out, the Bose system delivers an impressive 1,500 watts.
Custom fabrication for the Millennium Falcon themed Rogue was completed at Vehicle Effects in Burbank, Calif. Vehicle Effects has a storied history in crafting custom vehicles for on-screen use and is responsible for all previous Nissan Star Wars-themed show vehicles.
“Solo: A Star Wars Story” is in theaters nationwide on Friday, May 25.
Mark Hamill Gives His Thoughts on a Star Wars Viewing Order
In a new interview with the website Collider, Mark Hamill gave his thoughts on the best way to watch all of the Star Wars films. Well at least he tried to give us his view, although he was rather non-committal.
While he admitted his preference would be “the way they were chronologically released,” Hamill added that he understood the need for a “proper” order.
“Now, I may be wrong, because if you’re starting out fresh, you probably go: one, two, three, four, five, six… uh, Rogue One? It’s hard, I mean… wait a second.
“Rogue One comes before four! Yeah so you go: one, two, three, Rogue One, four, five, six, seven, eight,” he decided, before admitting: “I’m guessing.”
He added it would be hard for younger viewers “because the technology is so advanced now”.
“Star Wars looks primitive compared to the prequels where CGI flourished,” he said.
What are your thoughts on the correct order to watch the films? Do you start 1-7, or do watch in the order released? Leave your thoughts in the appropriate places.