The Last Jedi made $45 million domestically on Thursday night, a number dwarfed only by The Force Awakens’ $57 million back in 2015. Variety predicts that the full Friday figures (which will include Thursday) will come out in the $95-98M range. The movie is expected to pass $200M over the entire opening weekend.
Adam Driver was on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night, where he talked about the difference between this and the leadup to The Force Awakens, and they play with some action figures. They also talked to “Rey’s parents.”
Saturday night was the world premiere of The Last Jedi, but press screenings were held today – and the formal review embargo reportedly lifts Tuesday at noon. Until then, here are more (fairly vague) tweets.