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'Star Wars' passes 'Beauty and the Beast' as top 2017 earner

'Star Wars' passes 'Beauty and the Beast' as top 2017 earner

That whopping total surpassed the previous top box-office film of the year, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, which has raked in about $504 million. Added to the film's $517 million domestic total, Star Wars: The Last Jedi has earned $1.04 billion worldwide.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, in its third weekend, Star Wars: The Last Jedi amassed another $19.1 million on Friday from 4,232 theaters, bringing its domestic haul to an impressive $483.8 million and $974 million at the worldwide box office.

But wait, The Last Jedi is also a hit globally.

LEGO Star Wars 75201 First Order AT-ST is available now in the United Kingdom, exclusively at Argos. The Force Awakens is now the third highest grossing film ever made and it was largely fueled by the being the first significant Star Wars release in years and it also featured the return of the original cast. It is pacing 36 percent of ahead of last year's Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

In Lucasfilm's Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past. Fellow Star Wars actor Mark Hamill honored Fisher on social media, while her daughter and fellow Star Wars actress Billie Lourd visited the Northern Lights in memory of her mother.

Another film that is increasing its numbers this weekend is Fox/Chernin Entertainment's "The Greatest Showman", which had a disappointing start last weekend but is now looking at a $15.4 million second weekend, a 75 percent jump. That is the fifth largest opening in box office history.

But "Star Wars" isn't the only film giving movie theaters a reason to smile.

What did you see at the movies this weekend???

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