Star Wars: The Last Jedi is going to be huge, that's a given. But how big? Box Office Pro recently released its first-weekend projections for the upcoming Star Wars movie with an estimated $215 million grossed in the US over its first three days. In comparison, The Force Awakens first weekend grossed $247million.
Box Office Pro notes that Twitter activity is comparable with The Force Awakens, with expectations that The Last Jedi will end its run with $760 million grossed. This is obviously less than The Force Awakens, which holds the record for highest-grossing movie in US history with $936 million. Box Office Pro states that this is due to the fact that The Force Awakens is the middle chapter of the trilogy, this has been the case for the previous Star War sagas.
"Presumably, this will provide the fewest "standalone movie" characteristics of the new episodes - ala The Empire Strikes Back and Attack of the Clones, middle chapters that became the "lowest" box office performers of the previous trilogies. As such, any suggestion that this film would have under-performed in the event that it falls well short of TFA's records and/or lifetime gross should be wholly ignored."
The countdown until December 15 is well underway, in the meantime you can check out the second trailer here.