'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' has second biggest opening day ever

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“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” made $104.7 million on Friday, producing the item the second highest opening day of all time.

Box office numbers for the opening day of Episode VIII are second only to its prequel, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” which made $119 million when the item opened in 2015. The Thursday night box office for “Last Jedi” is actually rolled into Friday.

“The Last Jedi” opens in more than 4,100 theaters domestically This particular weekend. The movie will likely come up short against the opening for “The Force Awakens,” nevertheless Friday’s box office windfall bodes well for the space franchise as the item heads into the weekend.

The box office record for an opening weekend belongs to “Force Awakens,” which premiered to $248 million two years ago.

Living up to the galactic hype of its predecessor is actually a challenge for “Last Jedi,” nevertheless the film looks to be up for the item. “The Last Jedi” is actually getting rave reviews by critics.

Related: Will ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ beat ‘The Force Awakens’ at the box office?

The film holds a 93% score on review site Rotten Tomatoes. Some critics have said the film, which is actually directed by Rian Johnson, is actually the best inside the series since 1980’s “The Empire Strikes Back,” which is actually considered by some to be the best “Star Wars” film.

The saga’s eighth installment stars Daisy Ridley, Mark Hamill as well as is actually the final on screen performance for Carrie Fisher, who died unexpectedly last year.

sy88pgw (brand-new York) First published December 15, 2017: 12:30 PM ET

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' has second biggest opening day ever

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