IT’S TIME FOR THE JEDI TO END: Rian Johnson’s STAR WARS: EPISODE VIII – THE LAST JEDI Fulfils Its Destiny At The UK Box Office
STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI SET TO TAKE OVER £27.5M OVER OPENING FOUR DAY WEEKEND
DISNEY NOW HAS TOP THREE BIGGEST SATURDAY UK BOX OFFICE DAYS OF ALL TIME
THE LATEST INSTALMENT OF THE SKYWALKER SAGA IS THE WIDEST EVER CINEMA RELEASE IN THE UK
Star Wars: The Last Jedi – the follow up to the biggest film of all time at the UK box office – is set to open with over £27.5M. Opening in over 700 sites as the widest cinema release of all time the four day takings make it the biggest opening of the year and the 3rd biggest opening weekend of all time. Saturday’s figures alone came in at £7.6M meaning Disney has the top three in the all-time Saturday box office figures alongside Star Wars: The Force Awakens and this year’s Beauty and the Beast.
The film, which has opened to global praise from critics, has taken over $450M worldwide and opened in the US to an estimated $220M making it the second biggest opening of all time in America only behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
“The best Star Wars film of the series” The Times
“Enormous fun” Telegraph
“A tidal wave of energy and emotion” Guardian
“The Christmas present all Star Wars fans have been waiting for” Daily Mirror
In Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of the UK’s biggest film of all time, 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. The film stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern and Benicio Del Toro. Star Wars: The Last Jedi is written and directed by Rian Johnson and produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman. J.J. Abrams, Tom Karnowski and Jason McGatlin are the executive producers.
STAR WARS: EPISODE VIII - THE LAST JEDI IS IN UK CINEMAS NOW