Latest ‘Star Wars’ passes $1 billion mark in third week – Disney


The latest episode in Disney’s mammothly popular “Star Wars” series has passed the $1 billion mark in worldwide revenues in just three weeks, a Disney spokesperson said Sunday.

A member of Malaysia’s Star Wars Fan Club dressed as Darth Maul (C) attends a viewing of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ at a cinema in Subang, outside Kuala Lumpur on December 17, 2015. AFP PHOTO / MOHD RASFAN

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is expected to take in an estimated $65.6 million for the four-day holiday weekend in North America, for a total $530.3 million total since it opened there three weeks ago, said industry watcher Exhibitor Relations.

That comes on top of an estimated $523 million taken in internationally by this eighth “Star Wars” episode. The blockbuster space saga stars Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver and two members of the series’ original cast, Mark Hamill as…

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