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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Projected to Make $200 Million-Plus in U.S. Debut

There are still three weeks left for Disney and Lucasfilm to make a final marketing push.

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi is all set to save American box-offices, with its projected $200 million-plus domestic debut when it hits theaters Dec. 15, according to The Hollywood Reporter

Only a few movies have ever accomplished this feat, but what else what you expect from a fandom that has lasted through generations?

In December 2015, Force Awakens revived the iconic sci-fi franchise after a long big screen absence. The movie shattered box-office records with a $248 million opening weekend in North America, writes THR. In December 2016, Rouge One: A Star Wars Story made $55.1 million.

Besides Force Awakens, the only other films to make $200 million or more are Jurassic World, which made $208.8 million, and The Avengers, which brought in $207.4 million.

Disney seems to be expecting The Last Jedi to surpass Beauty and the Beast, which holds the top opening on the year to date with $174.8 million, according to THR. 

The Last Jedi stars Daisy Ridley, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac and Lupita Nyong’o. It was directed by Rian Johnson.

Watch the trailer above.

Read full story at The Hollywood Reporter