2017 at the Box Office

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The latest episode in Disney's colossally popular "Star Wars" series has passed the $1 billion mark in worldwide revenues after just three weeks, a Disney spokesperson confirmed Sunday.

Taking the No. 1 spot for the third week in a row is "Star Wars: The Last Jedi", bringing in an estimated $52 million. "Beauty" took in more than $500 million domestically and exceeded $1.3 billion worldwide.

Taking the No. 2 spot and pulling off an extremely rare feat at the modern-day box office is "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle", pulling in an estimated $50.5 million in its second week out.

Actors Anthony Daniels, Joonas Suotamo, Lupita Nyong'o, Andy Serkis, Laura Dern, Benicio del Toro, Kelly Marie Tran, Adam Driver, Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Gwendoline Christie, Domhnall Gleeson, Writer/Director Rian Johnson, Producer Ram Bergman, Composer John Williams and Producer Kathleen Kennedy at Star Wars: The Last Jedi Premiere at The Shrine Auditorium on December 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

Its domestic earnings come on top of an global take estimated at $523 million for this eighth episode in the series.

Hollywood has had its struggles this year, however.

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With (Other OTC: WWTH - news) more people curling up to watch movies at home, theater attendance appears set to hit a 22-year low.

It's North American total now stands at $48.8 million with a global grab of nearly $84 million.

Another musical, The Greatest Showman, with Hugh Jackman as P.T. Barnum, came in fourth with $15.3 million in its second weekend.

The animated kids film Ferdinand, about a bull who is mistaken for a unsafe beast, took fifth with $11.7 million.

Over the last three weeks, the Disney-Lucas film earned $517.1 million in ticket sales with another $523.3 million internationally.

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