Disney's Star Wars: The Last Jedi had a fantastic Saturday, bringing in $64 million that day alone, making it the fourth-best Saturday ever, after Jurassic World ($69.9 million), The Avengers ($69.55 million) and Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($68.3 million).
Saturday's numbers were actually up over Friday's takings, which registered at about $59.8 million.
- The Rian Johnson-helmed sequel brought in $220 million this weekend overall. Industry observers say The Last Jedi should make $750 million domestically, behind The Force Awakens ($936 million) and Avatar ($760 million).
- Fox's family friendly Ferdinand came in a distant second at the box office for its opening weekend with $13.3 million. Coco, at week number 4, rounded out the top 3 with $10 million.
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The top 5 chart an notables for the weekend of Dec. 15-17, per Deadline:
1.) Star Wars: The Last Jedi (DIS) 3-day cume: $220M/Wk 1 (industry estimate)
2.) Ferdinand (FOX) 3-day cume: $13.3M/Wk 1
3.) Coco(DIS) 3-day cume: $10M(-46%)/Total: $150.8M / Wk 4
4.) Wonder (Lionsgate), 3-day cume: $5.4M (-36%)/ Total: $109.2M/Wk 5
5.) Justice League (WB), 3-day cume: $4.1M (-57%)/Total: $219.45M/ Wk 5