“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” In 3D Soars To The Top Of The Box Office
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Today, RealD, Inc. the world’s largest 3D cinema platform and leading visual technology company, announced that Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi earned an impressive 34% of its worldwide gross from 3D performances of the film. $153 million of the total estimated nearly $450 million worldwide box office gross came from 3D ticket sales and an estimated $76 million was collected from RealD equipped locations. This does not include the China market which exhibits almost entirely in 3D. Star Wars: The Last Jedi premieres in China on January 5, 2018.
In the United States, approximately 30% of the film’s opening ticket sales came from 3D performances.
“With one of the most uniquely dedicated fan bases in cinema, Star Wars: The Last Jedi has performed tremendously at the box office,” said Travis Reid, President of Worldwide Cinema and Chief Operation Officer for RealD. “The highly anticipated film brings new perspectives to storied characters and invites audiences on a cinematic journey that deserves to be experienced in RealD 3D. Congratulations to our friends at Lucasfilm and Disney on their great success.”
ABOUT ‘STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI’
In Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of “The Force Awakens” join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past.
The film stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong‘o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern and Benicio Del Toro.
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is written and directed by Rian Johnson and produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman. J.J. Abrams, Tom Karnowski and Jason McGatlin are the executive producers.
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” opened in U.S. theaters on December 15, 2017.
ABOUT REALD INC.
Globally recognized as the world’s visual technology leader, RealD pioneered digital 3D cinema and today has the world’s largest 3D cinema platform. RealD’s dominant market share is comprised of a network of theatres that include nearly 30,000 installed screens with a backlog of 3,000 additional contracted installations in 72 countries with over 1,200 exhibition partners. RealD is the world’s preeminent 3D brand, with well over 2 billion people having experienced a movie in RealD 3D.
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