Good middle chapter that leave JJ Abrams with a clean sheet for Episode IX - roll on 2019
At this weeks UK box office Coco from Disney/Pixar tops the list on its debut weekend of release with £5.2 million.
The film has been a smash hit worldwide and continues the success that Pixar has had with the likes of the Toy Story series and Finding Nemo.
Falling to second place this week after a single week at the top is Darkest Hour, but a £3.3 million weekend boosts the total to £10.1 million.
Steven Spielberg lets loose the first of 2 film for the first half of the year with Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep starring in The Post, debuting to the tune of £2.1 million.
Rounding out the top 5 is The Greatest Showman at 4 and Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle at 5.
Worth a mention is Star Wars: The Last Jedi which although falling to 9 this week boosts its total to £81.4 million, its now in the top 5 grossing UK films of all time.
Making its debut this weekend is the awards favourite Darkest Hours Starring Gary Oldman.
The film makes its debut at number 1 with a weekend gross of £4 million.
Falling to number 2 this week after a week at the top, but on its fourth weekend is Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle with takes £2.4 million for a £29 million total gross.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri makes its debut at number 3, and with a good Golden Globes showing it takes £2.3 million for the weekend.
Finishing off the top 5 is The Greatest Showman at number 4 and Insidious: The Last Key at number 5.
Worth mentioning is Star Wars: The Last Jedi which this week takes over Beaty And The Beast at the top grossing film released in 2017.
At this weeks UK box office Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle steps up and takes over at the top of the box office.
A Critical and now audience success the films takes £3.8 million over the weekend to boost the total to £26 million.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi falls to number 2 with £3.5 million (it was a close call) to boost the total to £76 million, its now the top grossing film released in 2017.
The Greatest Showman is at number 3 this week with Molly's Game the highest new film at number 4.
Rounding out the top 5 is Pitch Perfect 3.
The reign of Star Wars: The Last Jedi is over as American audiences this week have preferred the comedy of Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle.
Now in its 3rd Weekend the Dwayne Johnson film has not only won over critics but audiences alike.
Highest new film of the week of Insidious The Last Key, early January horror has done well in the last few years and is becoming a staple of the cinema calendar.
The Last Jedi falls to 3 this week and is starting to tumble fast and will only just out gross Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and not even come close to Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
The top 5 is finished off with The Greatest Showman and Pitch Perfect 3.
Top films globally in 2017: Beauty and the Beast top the global box office in 2017
2017 at the global box office was a story of remakes, sequels and superheroes where a beauty and a beast in live action was the top film of the year while the 8th Furious film wasn't far behind.
Beauty and the Beast, the live action version, was the top at the global box office during 2017 helping Disney to be, by a long way, the biggest studio of 2017 with 6 of the top 10 films coming from the mouse house.
Universal also did well in the runner up spot with Fast and Furious 8 and Despicable Me 3 at 2 and 3 as the long established series bucked a trend of diminished returns for sequels throughout the year.
Warner did well with the DC cinematic universe and the horror hit IT filling in the lower end of the list although Justice League failed to make the top 10 (although it is still on general release at the end of 2017).
Here is the top 10 films of 2017 across the globe.
No Surprise on this weeks UK box office that Star Wars: The Last Jedi is the top film, its more of a case of what numbers did it manage.
With less anticipation it didn't do as well at Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but it did better than last years offshoot Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
A £28 million opening is the 3rd highest in the UK evert after the previous Star Wars and Spectre, time will tell what the final gross will be but with mixed reviews it will most likely be around the £90 million mark and be a top 5 top film in the UK.
Paddington 2 falls to number 2 while Daddys Home 2 is at number 3.
Wonder is still doing well at number 4 with Justice League falling to number 5 this week.
UK top 10 box office weekend 15th - 17th December 20171 Star Wars: The Last Jedi £28,010,841
Lucasfilms and taking Star wars back to its roots, by giving the last episode of the new trilogy a release date of may 24th 2019.
To me the Christmas releases of Star Wars have never felt right and the May release date feels better.
With the Star Wars: The Last Jedi set for this December, we get the (UNTITLED) Han Solo movie May 2018, they Episode IX the following May, 2019, Star Wars overload? Never!
Its been a long time coming but finally Lucasfilms has released the title of the next Star Wars film.
Episode VIII will go by the title The Last Jedi - make of that what you will - is it Luke Skywalker, is it Rey, we'll find out on December 15th.
Total World gross $1,332,649,225 and the 11th top grossing film globally
UK BBFC Certificate: 12AGenres:
Highest chart position: 1
Weeks on box office: 7