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Star Wars: The Last Jedi, surges to $745.4m worldwide

Star Wars: The Last Jedi By Lucasfilm’s vaulted $745.4m worldwide in its 40 year franchise. It has further brought 143.6m in the second session.Last week the sci-fi adventure pushed The Walt Disney Company past the $6bn worldwide mark, and it was in fine form over the holiday weekend, adding $75.1m through Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International to stand at $380.3m, and has reached $365.1m in North America.

Heading into the full vacation period the UK leads the way on $67.4m ahead of the January 5 launch in China, while Germany has generated $40m, France $29.3m, Japan $28.5m, and Australia $26.9m. Spain has delivered $13.6m, Brazil $12.1m, Russia $11.9m, Italy $10.7m, Mexico $10m, Sweden $8.5m, South Korea and Poland $7.1m, and Denmark $6.4m.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi ranks as the highest-grossing release of 2017 in Sweden and Denmark, the second in Australia, and the third in the UK. In Europe, Star Wars: The Last Jedi is the fourth highest grossing film of 2017, giving The Walt Disney Studios three of the top five films of the year. The sci-fi opera added $19.7m globally from 776 screens through Imax for $75m, which executives said was the second highest total (excluding China) behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

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