The Last Jedi becomes UK's biggest movie of 2017
Disney's latest Star Wars blockbuster takes £73.1m in UK and Ireland in just three weeks
Star Wars: The Last Jedi has become the biggest film of 2017 after taking £73.1m in just three weeks and spending 22 consecutive days at number one.
The result was announced by official box office measurement company com Score, which calculates the full 52 week box office takings that closed on 4 January, and means Disney is, for the second year in a row, the biggest UK and Ireland distributor of the year with £265.1M in box office takings across just six films.
Disney had three out of the top five performing films of the year at the UK and Ireland box office with Beauty and the Beast taking £72.4m – the second biggest film of the year, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 taking £41m.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is currently the 7th biggest film ever released in the UK and Ireland meaning Disney now holds four out of the top 10 titles of all time in the region as The Last Jedi joins Star Wars: The Force Awakens (which is still the biggest film ever to be released in the UK), Toy Story 3, and Beauty and the Beast.
In 2018 upcoming releases for Disney include Disney· Pixar’s global sensation Coco, Marvel Studio’s Black Panther, visionary filmmaker Ava DuVernay’s A Wrinkle in Time and Marvel Studio’s Infinity War, which will feature the biggest ensemble cast ever seen on screen. In addition, Disney and Lucasfilm will be returning to a galaxy far, far away with Solo: A Star Wars story this coming May.