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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.

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