US Box Office Set to Fall to Three-Year Low

Calvin Saunders
December 27, 2017

The Star Wars: The Last Jedi Plot: In Lucasfilm's Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past. That's never really happened in Star Wars before.

According to The Art of Star Wars: The Last Jedi (via Screen Rant), Johnson admitted that he was terrified to do away with the character's seemingly iconic look.

Overall, the movie is expected to make $750 million to $800 million in the United States and Canada and a similar amount overseas to reach the projected $1.6 billion total.

The film has now grossed $365 million domestically and is already the third highest domestic release of 2017 only behind Beauty and the Beast and Wonder Woman. The Rian Johnson-helmed film will cross $800M today.

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Josh Greenstein, Sony's president of worldwide marketing and distribution, pointed to the A- CinemaScore as an indication that "Jumanji" is attracting all demographics. "We have incredible momentum as we head into one of the biggest movie-going weeks of the year". The musical comedy, this time directed by Trish Sie, brings back together Anna Kendrick, Hailee Steinfeld, Rebel Wilson and Brittany Snow and others as the Barden Bellas, sending them on a USO tour to entertain American troops. "Pitch Perfect 3 " also opened with $9.8 million in 14 global markets.

"Downsizing" took in a quiet $4.6 million at 2,558 theaters in its Friday-Sunday debut and should finish four-day frame with $6.2 million.

Debuting in the sixth spot with $7.7 million was writer/director Alexander Payne's comedy Downsizing, starring Matt Damon and Hong Chau. Audiences were unimpressed, giving the film a C CinemaScore. I'm predicting that this film will have a similar domestic gross around $60-70 million when it leaves theaters.

Rounding out the top 10 at the box office were Focus' "Darkest Hour", Warner Bros.' "Father Figures" and Fox Searchlight's "The Shape of Water".

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