Star Wars: The Last Jedi has dominated the international box office in its opening weekend with $230 million grossed in 54 markets, including Croatia where it set records.
The Disney-Lucasfilm movie, which was partly filmed in the Croatian city of Dubrovnik, broke an all-time opening weekend record in Croatia with over 2.4 million kuna ($382,376 gross), Box Office HR published.
There were 61,463 tickets sold for Star Wars: The Last Jedi at all Croatian cinemas during the opening weekend.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi also set an opening day record when it was released in Croatia, as it did in Belgium, Bosnia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland and UK/Ireland.
The opening weekend at the box office surpassed that of Star Wars: The Force Awakens which collected $247,966,675 when it opened in 2015.
Other top weekend opening films at the Croatian box office which grossed over $300,000 over the last 10 years according to Box Office Mojo included.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – $366,280
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – $353,007
Fifty Shades of Grey – $331,540
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – $306,657
There was extra interest in Croatia in the latest Star Wars film as the city of Dubrovnik was a filming location and featured in the film playing Canto Bight.
“Croatia, it was the perfect place to shot Canto Bight. We are in this alleyway in Dubrovnik smashing speeders, and it was just one of those Oh my Gosh what are we doing this is amazing moments.” Writer and Director Rian Johnson said.