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Star Wars: The Last Jedi has monster box office openi...

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Category: entertainmentSource: cnnphilippines cnnphilippinesDec 24th, 2017

Female heroes lead 2017’s top three highest-grossing movies in North America

The North American box office was led by movies with female protagonists in 2017. "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," "Beauty and the Beast" and "Wonder Woman" garnered the top three spots in the highest-grossing movies of 2017 in the US and Canada, according to figures from Box Office Mojo. While some fans weren't hot for "The Last Jedi," the movie fronted by Daisy Ridley as Rey proved to be a hit among a lot of other fans. It also featured its first female person of color in a lead role through Kelly Marie Tran as Rose Tico. READ: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' gets a multiracial cast--finally Women were also seen in military positions in the space saga, with a powerful last performance...Keep on reading: Female heroes lead 2017’s top three highest-grossing movies in North America.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 2nd, 2018

Box Office: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ soars to $745 million worldwide

By Dave McNary (Variety.com) – Disney-Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is showing plenty of force at mulitplexes worldwide with $745.4 million globally as of Sunday. The North American takeThe post Box Office: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ soars to $745 million worldwide appeared first on DZRH News......»»

Category: newsSource:  dzrhnewsRelated NewsDec 28th, 2017

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ gets a multiracial cast–finally

Even as "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" lays waste, Death Star-style, the box office, the movie is also doing away with something previously omnipotent and omnipresent---bad Hollywood casting choices. This is a very positive development, and one that truly brings the Star Wars franchise into the current era. When "Star Wars: Episode IV--A New Hope" first appeared in theaters in 1977, it was much a product of its time. George Lucas---working on what he called "the most expensive low-budget movie ever"---never intended any kind of slight when he cast his film. But a scan of the characters already shows what was common then: a cast almost completely populated by white males, even though ...Keep on reading: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ gets a multiracial cast–finally.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 27th, 2017

‘The Last Jedi’ tops Christmas box office in North America

WASHINGTON, United States --- The force was with Disney as the latest Star Wars movie "The Last Jedi" beat out the competition to top the Christmas weekend box office, according to updated industry estimates released Tuesday. The eighth installment of the blockbuster space saga topped the charts in North America for a second week, according to box office tracker Exhibitor Relations, pulling in $99 million from Friday through Monday to rack up total earnings of $395.6 million since it opened last weekend. Christmas week is traditionally a time when studios flood the screens with new releases, and the Star Wars epic was trailed by three new films. In second place was the Dwayn...Keep on reading: ‘The Last Jedi’ tops Christmas box office in North America.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 27th, 2017

‘The Last Jedi’ tops Christmas box office in North America

  The force was with Disney as the latest Star Wars movie "The Last Jedi" beat out the competition to top the Christmas weekend box office, according to industry estimates released on Sunday.   The eighth installment of the blockbuster space saga topped the charts in North America for a second week, based on data from box office tracker Exhibitor Relations, pulling in $68.5 million to rack up total earnings of $365 million since it opened last weekend.   Its triumph echoed last year's Christmas number one, "Star Wars: Rogue One," which told the back story to the original 1977 hit.   The movie has so far netted $745.4 million worldwide, accordi...Keep on reading: ‘The Last Jedi’ tops Christmas box office in North America.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 24th, 2017

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ opens with galactic $450 million box office

By Lisa Richwine LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” burst into theaters with a staggering $450 million in global ticket sales in its opening weekend, confirming thatThe post ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ opens with galactic $450 million box office appeared first on DZRH News......»»

Category: newsSource:  dzrhnewsRelated NewsDec 18th, 2017

‘The Last Jedi’ opens with $220M, 2nd best weekend all-time

NEW YORK, United States --- "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" will happily settle for second. Rian Johnson's second installment in the third "Star Wars" trilogy rocketed to a debut of $220 million at the North American box office, according to studio estimates Sunday. That gives "The Last Jedi" the second-best opening ever, slotting in behind only its predecessor, "The Force Awakens." The Disney blockbuster became just the fourth film to open above $200 million domestically. Aside from "The Force Awakens" ($248.8 million), the others are "The Avengers" ($207.4 million) and "Jurassic World" ($208.8 million). Accounting for inflation, the debut of 2012's "The Avengers" would roughly tie...Keep on reading: ‘The Last Jedi’ opens with $220M, 2nd best weekend all-time.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 18th, 2017

Box Office: ‘Coco’ wins as ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ waits in the wings

By Dave McNary LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) – With anticipation building for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” Disney-Pixar’s animated comedy “Coco” handily won its third straight crown at a moderate NorthThe post Box Office: ‘Coco’ wins as ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ waits in the wings appeared first on DZRH News......»»

Category: newsSource:  dzrhnewsRelated NewsDec 11th, 2017

Star Wars: The Last Jedi tops $1 billion worldwide

LOS ANGELES — Disney-Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi has cleared the $1-billion milestone in worldwide grosses in less than three weeks. Star Wars: The Last Jedi pulled in $120.4 million globally on the New Year’s Eve weekend with $52.4 million at 4,232 domestic venues and $68 million internationally during the Friday-Sunday period. The Last […] The post Star Wars: The Last Jedi tops $1 billion worldwide appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 1st, 2018

Star Wars passes Beauty and the Beast as top 2017 earner

LOS ANGELES — On the last day of the calendar year, "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" has surpassed "Beauty and the Beast" as the top grossing film in North America.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 1st, 2018

Latest ‘Star Wars’ passes $1 billion mark in third week — Disney

  LOS ANGELES, United States --- The latest episode in Disney's colossally popular "Star Wars" series has passed the $1 billion mark in worldwide revenues after just three weeks, a Disney spokesperson confirmed Sunday. That helped provide a positive spin to what has been a year of ups and downs for Hollywood, while giving a clear boost to Disney, now the only studio to surpass $5 billion globally for the last three years, according to Deadline.com. "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" is expected to surpass another Disney film, "Beauty and the Beast," as the year's top-earning film. "Beauty" took in more than $500 million domestically and exceeded $1.3 billion worldwide. "Jedi...Keep on reading: Latest ‘Star Wars’ passes $1 billion mark in third week — Disney.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 1st, 2018

‘The Last Jedi’ and a brave man named Father Tito

I was 13 when the first Star Wars movie came out in 1977. That makes me a member of the first generation of Star Wars fans. For many Filipinos of my generation, however, the galactic saga, especially the first trilogy, has meant more than just entertaining fantasy films. By the time the third movie came out in 1983, we were living in a nation in turmoil, slowly rising against the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos. "Return of the Jedi" was actually released just a few months before the assassination of Ninoy Aquino, which unleashed a protest movement that eventually led to the defeat of the Marcos dictatorship. To be sure, the tale of a group of rebels led by Han Solo, Princess L...Keep on reading: ‘The Last Jedi’ and a brave man named Father Tito.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 29th, 2017

Last Jedi toy sales outshining Force Awakens

FUNKO, INC., the toymaker that went public last month, isn’t seeing signs of Star Wars fatigue. The company’s sales of Star Wars products are above what they were in 2015, when the last major installment of the sci-fi series came out, according to Chief Executive Officer Brian Mariotti. The toy industry has fretted that demand […] The post Last Jedi toy sales outshining Force Awakens appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 28th, 2017

As The Bamboos Sway: Philippine Star Wars, Episode II: The Last NPA

All throughout, watching the movie Star Wars, Episode VIII: The Last Jedi, I could not help but relate metaphors to the Philippine unfinished resistance started by Andres Bonifacio and his Katipuneros in 1896 against foreign First Order dominations......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsDec 24th, 2017

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ opens with galactic $450 million box office

The eighth movie in the 'Star Wars' saga collected $220 million in North America and $230 million in the rest of the world......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsDec 18th, 2017

Star Wars: The Last Jedi second-highest opening ever in North America

WASHINGTON DC, USA – Star Wars: The Last Jedi soared to $220 million on its North American opening weekend, data released Sunday, December 17, showed, backing up months of hype and earning critical praise even as early audiences didn't quite feel the Force. The latest installment of the epic space opera ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 18th, 2017

Women Become a Force to Reckon With in ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

Star Wars: The Last Jedi, directed by Rian Johnson premiered last Wednesday and left us thirsty for more badass women in space. The latest installment to the franchise only proves that ladies can and will be a force to reckon with when it comes to winning in battle. No longer are women left in the backseat of a space ship, overly sexualized like Twi'Lek in skimpy clothing, or Force-choked to death after delivering the cheesiest lines in all the galaxy. We have fierce---and Asian!---women leading the battlefront, manning bomb squadrons, and rising up the military ranks. The very Rebellion is led by strong women, and subsists because of strong women. As a kid who grew up with the...Keep on reading: Women Become a Force to Reckon With in ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 17th, 2017

Mark Hamill: A different kind of Luke Skywalker

TOKYO---"The most shocking thing is for me to be employed by Star Wars again," Mark Hamill said. "Who knew there was a Jedi pension plan?" He was discussing the rumors behind "Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Hamill, after all, became one of cinema's greatest icons when he played Jedi Luke Skywalker in the first three Star Wars films. After 1983's "Star Wars: Episode VI---Return of the Jedi," Hamill built a career most as a sought-after voice actor, providing, notably, the voice of The Joker in various Batman animated series. But it would be 32 years before Hamill returned as Luke in 2015's "Star Wars: Episode VII---The Force Awakens." For Hamill, it is all an adventure, especially si...Keep on reading: Mark Hamill: A different kind of Luke Skywalker.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 17th, 2017

Forces unite for Star Wars: The Last Jedi exhibit and premiere

Bring out your lightsabers! Jedi and members of the Sith can now have their photos taken with life-sized Star Wars installations at the activity center of the SM Mall of Asia. The centerpiece of the exhibit is a replica of the TIE Silencer, Kylo Ren’s angular fighter as ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 16th, 2017

WATCH: Yes, you can duel with lightsabers like a true Jedi

MANILA, Philippines – When it comes to fictional weapons, lightsabers, as carried by characters in the Star Wars universe, are arguably the coolest. Lightsabers make an amazing electric sound with every swish and strike. They also look even cooler than they sound – and when a particularly talented Jedi wields ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 15th, 2017