STAR WARS: LAST JEDI Banks 2nd-Largest Domestic Thursday Night Box Office Ever

Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Credit: Lucasfilm
Credit: Lucasfilm

Less than 24 hours after its Thursday evening preview debut, Star Wars: The Last Jedi has raked in $105.8 million at the box office - $45m domestically and $60.8m in various international markets, according to Deadline.

Those domestic numbers make the Rian Johnson-helmed film the second-largest Thursday opening ever in North America, behind only 2015's The Force Awakens ($57m). By Variety's estimates, that pushes Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2's $43m back to third in this statistic. The previous Star Wars film, Rogue One, came in with a $29 Thursday opening domestic take.

The Last Jedi earned the similiar record in Australia and Germany as part of that $60.8m international take - in the United Kingdom, it placed third for that 'second-highest Thursday opening' record..

Looking ahead, Last Jedi is tracking for a $425m opening weekend globally, with $200m of that expected in the combined United Sstates/Canadian market.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is now playing in theaters.
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