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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Is On Pace For Some Unreal Box Office Numbers

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David Hookstead Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is on pace to break $400 million by Sunday of its opening weekend.

The Hollywood Reporter had the following news on the situation:

By all accounts, the sequel to Star Wars: The Force Awakens should gross $425 million-plus by Sunday to secure one of the five best worldwide openings of all time, not accounting for inflation. That includes a North American take in the $200 million range, the best opening of the year so far and a feat few movies have achieved. All of Hollywood is counting on The Last Jedi to narrow the year-over gap in domestic revenue, which is currently running roughly 4 percent behind last year’s record $11.4 billion.

I don’t know about you guys, but I sure like the sound of this. Everything we’ve heard about this movie has been incredible, and the fans are getting more amped with every single second that passes.

This movie has to be good. It just has to be. We, as a loyal, nerdy fan base, can’t tolerate anything other than complete gold. Luckily, all the reviews have been awesome. That gives me some hope that with Luke back on screen that things are going to get pretty wild.

I also feel pretty stupid that I tried to buy a ticket to this movie yesterday, and every single showing near me was sold out. That’s a rookie mistake on my part. I just have to learn to be better. I let all of you down, and I apologize. I’ll make sure to fire up a review the moment I finally see it, which will hopefully within the next few days.

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