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Last Jedi becomes the top-grossing US movie of 2017

The Last Jedi has tallied $1.04 billion, Disney said

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The Last Jedi is giving movie-theatre chains a new hope for 2018.   Walt Disney Co’s latest chapter in the Star Wars saga became the No. 1-grossing movie of the year after generating an estimated $52.4 million in US and Canadian sales over the weekend, according to estimates Sunday from researcher ComScore Inc. The film’s domestic total of $517.1 million for 2017 topped the $504 million tallied by the previous No. 1, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.   The success of The Last Jedi, combined with a surprisingly strong run this month from Sony Corp’s ...