This ad will be closed automatically in X seconds.

The Last Jedi fulfils its box office destiny

Latest Star Wars set to open with over £27.5 million at the UK box office.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is set to take over £27.5 million at the UK box office over its four-day opening weekend.

The latest instalment of the saga – which opened in the UK on Friday (December 14) – is the widest ever cinema release in the UK, Disney has said.

Opening in over 700 sites, the four day takings make it the biggest opening of the year and the third biggest opening weekend of all time.

Saturday’s (December 15) figures alone came in at £7.6 million, meaning Disney has the top three in the all-time Saturday box office figures alongside Star Wars: The Force Awakens and this year’s Beauty and the Beast.

The film, which has opened to global praise from critics, has taken over $450 million worldwide and opened in the US to an estimated $220 million, making it the second biggest opening of all time in America only behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Want to read more news like this? Simply sign up to our daily digest by clicking here. You can also follow @LicensingSource on Twitter.

MORE NEWS
PGL24500x500
 
Of the 220 exhibitors at PG Live - which takes place on 4-5 June at London's Business Design Centre - a third have licensing connections, both licensing in as well as licensing out....
BAPipandPosy500x500
 
The licensed apparel specialist has secured a deal with Magic Light Pictures for its Pip and Posy property - an agreement which sees the ambitious company move into the preschool space....
GrindSanrio500x500
 
The collection features the classic character on a Grind coffee tin, a reusable stainless steel coffee cup and a t-shirt, celebrating the 50th anniversary of Hello Kitty....
TheR&AFanatics500x500
 
The governing body for golf outside of the US and Mexico has inked an exclusive, long-term omnichannel retail and merchandising partnership with Fanatics across The Open and AIG Women’s Open....
Carmentonies500x500
 
WildBrain CPLG is further building the consumer products programme for Carmen Sandiego, signing new licensees and extending the character into additional categories in North America....
LIntlogo500x500
 
Six executives have been elected by the Licensing International membership to serve three-year terms on its Board of Directors, the trade body has revealed....
Get the latest news sent to your inbox
Subscribe to our daily newsletter

The list doesn't exist! Make sure you have imported the list on the 'Manage List Forms' page.