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Things We Saw Today: The Last Jedi Scores Second-Best U.S. Opening Ever with $220 Million

Star Wars: The Last Jedi poster

Star Wars: The Last Jedi opened only 11% behind The Force Awakens, with a projected $220 million debut weekend in the United States. The Force Awakens currently holds the all-time record, having raked in $247.9 million in December 2015, which leaves The Last Jedi close behind in second place.

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Overseas, The Last Jedi opened 18% behind The Force Awakens. Disney initially expected it to fall 20% or more, so they’re reportedly quite pleased with those numbers. “The results speak to the power of representation,” said Dave Hollis, Disney’s head of distribution. “It’s a movie that is relatable, both because of the characters and the conflict.” (Via The Hollywood Reporter)

That’s all I found today, TMSers. What’d you see?

(Featured image via Lucasfilm and Walt Disney Studios)

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