Los Angeles [U.S.A], December 18 (ANI): 'The Last Jedi' has started its journey with a thumping victory and it is not in a galaxy far, far away.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the eighth installment in the epic sci-fi franchise 'Star Wars' has taken the global box-office by storm as the movie got a whopping USD 450m opening, having the 5th best debut ever.
Internationally, director Rian Johnson's tentpole took in USD 230 million from 54 markets for a worldwide launch of USD 450 million.
'The Last Jedi' opened a mere 11 percent behind 'The Force Awakens' record-shattering domestic launch of USD 247.9 million on the same weekend in 2015 and the movie came in 18 percent behind 'Force Awakens 'overseas'.
Disney distribution chief Dave Hollis noted that they expected the movie to fall behind 'The Force Awakens' by as much as 20 percent around the world.
He said, "The results speak to the power of representation. It's a movie that is relatable, both because of the characters and the conflict."