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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Trails ‘The Force Awakens’ By More Than $120 Million

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Katie Jerkovich Entertainment Reporter

The latest installment in the “Star Wars” saga, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” trails behind “The Force Awakens” in ticket sales by more than $120 million as of Saturday.

According to Showbiz 411, ticket sales for the second Friday since “The Last Jedi” release earned $24.7 million at the box office, bringing the films domestic total to $321 million. (RELATED: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Expected To Haul In Insane Money From Thursday Showings)

Celebrities arrive on the red carpet to attend the premiere of 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi', held at the Royal Albert Hall in London, England. Pictured: Daisy Ridley, Mark Hamill Ref: SPL1636878 121217 Picture by: Flynet - Splash News

Celebrities arrive on the red carpet to attend the premiere of ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’, held at the Royal Albert Hall in London, England. (Picture by: Flynet – Splash News)

In comparison, “The Force Awakens” on its second Friday earned $49 million in ticket sales to bring its domestic total to $440 million.

As previously reported, Disney execs probably started getting concerned after tickets sales for the first Tuesday of the eighth film in the franchise plummeted 42 percent earlier this week. “The Last Jedi” earned $20.3 million compared to “The Force Awakens,” which earned $37.3 million on the first Tuesday following its premiere in 2015.

Box office sales numbers showed the latest “Star Wars” film made $220 million domestically on its opening weekend, while “The Force Awakens” earned $248 million.

However, Disney execs can look to how the movie is doing in international sales and celebrate. According to another report, “The Last Jedi” has earned $745.4 million at box offices globally as of Sunday, with $380.3 million in international sales. It is currently the highest grossing film this year in Denmark and Sweden, and the fourth highest earning film in European markets in 2017.