'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' bags Canada's second-biggest opening weekend ever with $17M

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TORONTO – A spokeswoman for Disney says “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” has had the second-biggest opening weekend of all-time in Canada.

The company says the blockbuster brought in $17 million in the country in its first weekend

It’s second only to its predecessor in the latest “Star Wars” trilogy, “The Force Awakens”, which made $18.6 million in Canada over the same time span when it debuted in 2015.

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The film also holds the number 2 spot in the North American box office, where it made $220 million in its opening weekend.

The movie, directed by Rian Johnson, was released on Friday.

The third movie in the record-smashing trilogy is expected to be released in 2019.

© 2017 The Canadian Press

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