Dinosaurs and Avengers are likely to be no match for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” when it comes to the film’s domestic box office opening in a few weeks. The true match will be another Star Wars film.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Jedi” is projected to eclipse the $200 million opening mark when it hits U.S. theaters on Dec. 15 — a feat accomplished by just three other films.
At the top of that list is “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” which took in $247.9 million when it opened in December 2015. “Jurassic World” pulled in $208.8 million in June 2015, and “The Avengers” $207.4 million in May 2012.
THR says Disney and Lucasfilm wouldn’t comment on the projections for “Jedi,” but that insiders believe it will surpass 2017’s biggest domestic success so far, “Beauty and the Beast,” which opened with $174.7 million in March.
Elsewhere in the Star Wars universe numbers game, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” opened a year ago with $155 million.