The Last Jedi again tops the US box office

It’s another incredible weekend for Star Wars: The Last Jedi — as it maintains its top spot at the US box office and reaches a huge milestone in ticket sales.

The latest entry in the Star Wars film series has now passed $1 billion in ticket sales internationally and become the year’s biggest domestic box office hit, just three weeks after it debuted in cinemas around the world.

This milestone was reached thanks to The Last Jedi once again winning the US box office for the New Year holiday weekend, pulling in an impressive $52.4 million over the three-day period (via Box Office Mojo).

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is now only $15 million behind Rogue One: A Star Wars Story to overtake its spot as the seventh highest-grossing movie in US history.

The Last Jedi maintained its hold over the box office despite some stiff competition from Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, which only narrowly missed surpassing Star Wars with a $50.5 million haul.

Finishing in third place this weekend with $17.8 million is musical comedy Pitch Perfect 3, likely adding some more momentum to talk the series continuing with stars Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson.

The highest-charting newcomer of the week was Sir Ridley Scott’s All the Money in the World, in at the number-seven slot this week with $5.4 million.

Scott’s J. Paul Getty biopic has been a surprising critical success story of awards season, given that the filmmaker was forced to completely replace Kevin Spacey’s central performance mere weeks before release with new scenes starring Christopher Plummer.

Check out the Dec. 22-24 figures below:

1. Star Wars: The Last Jedi — $68.5 million ($100.7 million four-day)
2. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle — $34 million ($47.5 million four-day)
3. Pitch Perfect 3 — $20.5 million ($27 million four-day)
4. The Greatest Showman — $8.6 million ($13.6 million four-day)
5. Ferdinand — $7.1 million ($9.2 million four-day)
6. Coco — $5.2 million ($7.4 million four-day)
7. Downsizing — $4.6 million ($6.2 million four-day)
8. Darkest Hour — $4.1 million ($5.9 million four-day)
9. Father Figures — $3.2 million ($4.8 million four-day)
10. The Shape of Water — $3.1 million ($4.3 million four-day)

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