In news that should surprise precisely no one, Star Wars: The Last Jedi is poised to become the proud owner of 2017’s biggest opening weekend at the U.S. box office.
Take a moment to process this not-at-all-unexpected development. I’ll wait.
Sunday estimates point to a massive $220 million weekend, giving The Last Jedi‘s first days in theaters a commanding lead over the previous 2017 chart-topper among domestic releases: Beauty and the Beast.
The live-action remake nabbed $174.8 million in its first three days. Even if the current Last Jedi estimates fall short, there’s virtually no chance of it finishing the weekend with less than what Beauty pulled in. Read more…