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‘Last Jedi’ Surpasses ‘Wonder Woman’ to Rank No. 2 at the Box Office — Guess Which Movie Is No. 1 for the Year

Dec 27, 2017  •  Post A Comment

In a year in which the final North American box office number is expected to decline by about 2.5% to a three-year low, the heavy hitters are realigning a bit. Deadline reports that Disney/Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” has just moved into second place for the year with $423.7 million in gross receipts, topping “Wonder Woman’s” $412.6 million.

“Last Jedi” also stands a good chance of outgunning Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” which currently holds down the year’s top spot with $504 million in receipts.

Variety notes that 2016 was the highest year on record for North American box office, with an overall total of $11.38 billion.

“As of Christmas Day, the domestic total for [2017] was $10.68 billion, or 2.7% behind the same time frame a year ago,” Variety reports. “The final six days of 2017 are likely to generate somewhere between last year’s six-day total of $408 million and 2015’s six-day haul of $431 million, according to box office tracker comScore.

“So the final 2017 number will be between $11.09 billion and $11.11 billion — about $270 million behind last year’s final total.”

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