The latest Star Wars installment, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, finished with an opening weekend at $220 million US according to reports, which makes it the second-best opening weekend ever in North America. Reportedly, the movie falls behind only its predecessor, The Force Awakens.
The Disney-produced Star Wars film is the fourth movie to debut around $200 million in North American, alongside The Force Awakens, The Avengers, and Jurassic World.
Critics loved the film as well, with the movie earning a whopping 93% on Rotten Tomatoes and CinemaScore giving it an ‘A’ grade.
Fans are happy to hear that the new Star Wars movies are doing well, considering the acquisition of LucasFilms by Disney caused considerable concern upon the announcement back in October of 2012.
The movie featured J. J. Abrams as an executive producer along with John Williams as the composer. Williams returned for the Last Jedi and The Force Awakens as well as the other seven, making him linked to the entire franchise.
In other news, Mark Hammill – mostly known for playing Luke Skywalker in the first Star Wars installments – said to reporters at The Guardian that he and Carrie Fisher once kissed each other during filming.
However, their romance didn’t last longer than that, as it was merely for fun. Hamill stated that he and Fisher were good friends and they mostly engaged in playful bantering to pass the time.
Hamill said he would criticize Carrie for being superficial and Fisher would hit him back for being “dull.”
Even though they had challenging times, Hamill and Carrie both jumped at the idea of reprising their role in another movie. As you may know, Carrie Fisher died last December on the 27th. The autopsy discovered cocaine in her system, but it wasn’t the cause of death.