Published: Sat, January 06, 2018
Culture | By Stewart Greene

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In the weeks since The Last Jedi dropped, there's been much debate over where the line lies in terms of critical and audience reaction, as well as how its box office stacks up against its predecessors. Combine that with midnight screenings and Thursday night previews, the total is $8.28 million.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi was written and directed by Rian Johnson (Brick, Looper) and continues the storylines introdukced in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, welcoming back cast members Mark Hamill, the late Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Lupita Nyong'o, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, and Andy Serkis.

The top grossing movie is The Ex-File 3: The Return of the Exes which is a Chinese produced comedy and it earned over $11 million on its second Friday.

Disney/Lucasfilm's next Star Wars release, "Solo", is due to land in late May - Disney's first summer release in the Skywalker saga. Throw in some fan-favorite actors and that could make for some quality entertainment. Check out 10 Scrapped Ideas from Star Wars: The Last Jedi in the gallery below!

To be fair though, Star Wars is a relatively new franchise in China. As a matter of fact, the three biggest movies at the USA box office in 2017 all starred women in lead roles, and biggest of them all was Star Wars: The Last Jedi which took in $533 million.

This is Disney's second consecutive year at the top of the charts. "Rogue One" did even worse previous year, despite having Chinese stars Donnie Yen and Jiang Wen.

Star Wars is a powerful brand both in North America and many other countries around the world.

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