"Star Wars" has long been in a league of its own, and "The Last Jedi", directed by relative newcomer Rian Johnson, was always expected to arrive as a blockbuster.
"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" soared to $220 million on its North American opening weekend, data released Sunday showed, backing up months of hype and earning critical praise even as early audiences didn't quite feel the Force.
Ferdinand also opened this weekend (the only film that made a decision to open against The Last Jedi), and took in $13.3 million - the lowest debut of ANY Fox Animation/Blue Sky title.
The strength of Last Jedi is the more remarkable because, while The Force Awakens capitalized on a decade's hiatus for Star Wars, Last Jedi follows closely on not only The Force Awakens (which ultimately grossed $2.1 billion) but also last year's spinoff, Rogue One (first weekend, $155.1 million; total gross a little more than $1 billion globally).
When you add Star Wars' global sum, the movie has a grand total of $450 million, while Ferdinand has $19.5 million.
"The Force Awakens" had benefited from unique circumstances.
BJP, Congress in neck and neck in Gujarat
In the first phase of elections, the polling was conducted on 89 seats in the areas falling under Saurashtra and South Gujarat. As of 8:45 am, 45 minutes after counting commenced, the BJP was leading in 72 constituencies and the Congress in 52.
"The results speak to the power of representation", said Hollis.
"That word actually doesn't do it justice", said Greg Foster, chief executive of Imax Entertainment, which played "The Last Jedi" in both 3-D and 2-D.
That marks the second-best showing of ALL TIME behind Star Wars:The Force Awakens! Wow!
"The Last Jedi" sees the return of the characters introduced in J.J. Abrams's first entry in the rebooted trilogy, and is also the last outing for character Leia Organa, played by Carrie Fisher, who died last December. The new film drew a larger number of children under the age of 12 and adults 17 to 25, with teenagers slightly down. "Ferdinand", which cost about US$111 million to produce, collected about US$13.3 million, according to comScore, which compiles box office data.
They discussed ways to work together to address North Korea's nuclear and ballistic weapons program, the White House said . The two men had also talked about improving dialogue between Russian Federation and the United States, Peskov said.
Tigress Financial reissued a "buy" rating on shares of International Business Machines in a research note on Friday, December 1st. It dropped, as 100 investors sold IBM shares while 695 reduced holdings. 91 funds opened positions while 484 raised stakes.
It's not an unfamiliar sight in Browns games, where defensive backs have played a ridiculous distance from the line of scrimmage. But in another one of those puzzling play calling days from Jackson, Crowell would not run the ball again the rest of the game.
The attorney representing the Palin family, John Tiemessen , said the Palins "are unable to comment further" on the incident. His girlfriend also later filed for the custody of their son and a protective order against Palin, it was reported.
The commemoration came amid heightened tensions with the US over concerns about North Korea's nuclear weapons program. Kim Il Sung, North Korea's founder, and former North Korean leader Kim Jong Il both died on December 17.
He helped the Titans get into range for what appeared to be a game-winning field goal after the two-minute warning. Ahkello Witherspoon, who was listed as questionable with a knee injury, started and played the entire game.
Most recently, George Zimmerman has threatened violence against Jay-Z over the rap mogul's documentary now in production. He said producers have refused to pay his parents or family members for their cooperation.
Shazier underwent spinal stabilization surgery shortly after the injury and has been placed on season-ending Injured Reserve. Shazier had surgery to stabilize his spine and started rehabilitation this week , but he is obviously out for the year.
Sherman acquired the company named Empire Laboratories - the predecessor of Apotex - from his uncle after the death of the latter. Police earlier said there were no signs of forced entry and there was no outstanding suspect they were going after.
The United Nations Security Council is considering a draft resolution against the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel .
Police release cause of death of Barry and Honey Sherman
ET Friday for reports of a medical emergency, where Toronto police say a male and a female were pronounced dead. The Shermans were among Canada's most generous philanthropists, and their deaths shocked Canadian high society.
WWE Clash of Champions predictor
A tag team fatal four-way match will include The Usos, The New Day, Shelton Benjamin , Chad Gable , Rusev and Aiden English . And Baron Corbin's United States title is on the line in a triple threat against Bobby Roode and Dolph Ziggler .
SpaceX to launch recycled rocket, supply capsule for NASA
Jason Rhian spent several years honing his skills with internships at NASA, the National Space Society and other organizations. If successful, it'll mark the second time this rocket has landed after a flight and the 14th landing for SpaceX this year.
Woman killed and 18 injured in Melbourne balcony collapse
Photo It is believed the balcony collapsed as a group was taking a photo. "The crash was biblical ", neighbour Andrew Stone said. A 59-year-old woman died at the scene on Saturday night and a 37-year-old woman died in hospital early this morning.
Punjab Municipal Elections 2017: Congress wins by majority
It will be interesting to see whether SAD-BJP retains Amritsar Municipal Corporation or the Congress emerges victorious here too. In Amritsar, at least 154 polling stations out of the total 366 were declared sensitive while 136 were declared hypersensitive.