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Box Office Battle: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'' opens to $220M in U.S.
Disney (DIS) and Lucasfilm's "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" opened to a near-record $220M in North America, the second-best showing behind "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." Internationally, the movie took in $230M from 54 markets. "The Last Jedi" received an A CinemaScore and got a 93% from Rotten Tomatoes. BOX OFFICE RUNNERS-UP: Fox's (FOXA) "Ferdinand" came in second with $13.3M, the lowest debut of any Fox Animation/Blue Sky title. Behind it was Disney and Pixar's "Coco," earning $10M for a domestic total of $150.8M. Lionsgate's (LGF.A) "Wonder" placed number four, with $5.4M from 3,047 theaters. Rounding out the top five, Warner Bros.' (TWX) "Justice League" ended the weekend with $4.1M from 2,702 theaters. Other publicly traded companies in filmmaking include Viacom (VIAB), Sony (SNE), and Comcast (CMCSA; CMCSK).
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