There were many movies that moviegoers looked forward to in 2017, and safe to say that Star Wars: The Last Jedi was one of them. The movie appeared to do pretty well and managed to earn a whopping $220 million in North America alone during its opening, and now a couple of weeks later, it seems that the movie has managed to pull in $1 billion worldwide.
Note that despite Star Wars: The Last Jedi having launched worldwide, there are some markets that have yet to see the film, such as China where the movie is expected to be released on the 5th of January. Given China’s massive population, which helped boost films like the Warcraft movie (which also coincidentally enough beat out Star Wars: The Force Awakens), we wouldn’t be surprised if the launch in China were to earn Disney a ton more money from ticket sales.
So far The Last Jedi has been positively received. There was a bit of controversy regarding its ratings on websites like Rotten Tomatoes, in which there were allegations that the movie was being “review bombed” in an organized attack on the film. Rotten Tomatoes has since claimed that based on their monitoring, they have determined that there isn’t a problem.
That being said for fans of Star Wars, there will be a new Star Wars movie later this year in the form of the standalone Han Solo movie, which is currently scheduled for a release on the 25th of May, 2018. It is expected to be followed up by Star Wars Episode IX which is slated for the 20th of December, 2019. Following that, Disney has also tapped The Last Jedi’s director Rian Johnson to help create a new trilogy of Star Wars movies for the future.