In a stunning South African box office haul, Disney's Star Wars: The Last Jedi raked in close to R10m.
I regret voicing my doubts & insecurities in public.Creative differences are a common element of any project but usually remain private. "I got more than that - @rianjohnson made an all-time GREAT one!"
Star Wars: The Last Jedi was written and directed by Rian Johnson (Brick, Looper) and continues the storylines introduced in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, welcoming back cast members Mark Hamill, the late Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Lupita Nyong'o, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, and Andy Serkis. All I wanted was to make good movie.
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"I pretty much fundamentally disagree with every choice you've made for this character", Hamill told Johnson during shooting of the film, the actor recounted in a May interview in Vanity Fair.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi opened the weekend in first place according to box office haul, not just in South Africa, but also in North America and another 53 territories ranging from Iceland and Australia to Norway, and from New Zealand to Switzerland.
'I said to Rian, 'Jedi don't give up, ' recalled Hamill, adding 'I mean, even if he had a problem, he would maybe take a year to try and regroup. Maybe he's Jake Skywalker - he's not my Luke Skywalker. "Like when the trailer came out and the line is, 'It's time for the Jedi to end.' There's no way, I don't care what happened to this guy".
It means that Star Wars: The Last Jedi ranks as the 5th best worldwide box office opening weekend ever.