‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ becomes Fandango’s top 2017 ticket seller

Disney-Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” has become Fandango’s top advance ticket-seller of the year, topping previous record-holder “Beauty and the Beast.”

“Even though the film doesn’t officially open till Friday, Fandango’s pre-release ticket sales for ‘Last Jedi’ have already eclipsed the total pre-release ticket sales of any other movie on Fandango this year,” the online ticketing service said on Tuesday.

Tracking indicates that “The Last Jedi” could earn as much as $200 million in its domestic debut, which would be the fourth-largest of all time after “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “Jurassic World,” and “The Avengers.”

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LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 09: Actress Lupita Nyong'o attends the premiere of Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm's 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' at The Shrine Auditorium on December 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 09: Actress Lupita Nyong'o arrives for the Premiere Of Disney Pictures And Lucasfilm's 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' held at The Shrine Auditorium on December 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 09: Actress Lupita Nyong'o attends the premiere of Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm's 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' at The Shrine Auditorium on December 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 09: Lupita Nyong'o attends Premiere Of Disney Pictures And Lucasfilm's 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' - Arrivals at The Shrine Auditorium on December 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 09: Actress Daisy Ridley attends the premiere of Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm's 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' at The Shrine Auditorium on December 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 09: Actress Daisy Ridley attends the premiere of Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm's 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' at The Shrine Auditorium on December 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 09: Actress Daisy Ridley attends the premiere of Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm's 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' at The Shrine Auditorium on December 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 09: Actress Sofia Vergara attends the premiere of Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm's 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' at The Shrine Auditorium on December 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 09: Actor Joe Manganiello (L) and actress Sofia Vergara attend the premiere of Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm's 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' at The Shrine Auditorium on December 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 09: Actress Laura Dern attends the premiere of Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm's 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' at The Shrine Auditorium on December 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 09: Burlesque artist Dita Von Teese attends the premiere of Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm's 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' at The Shrine Auditorium on December 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 09: Gwendoline Christie attends the premiere of Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm's 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' at The Shrine Auditorium on December 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 09: Actress Storm Reid attends the premiere of Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm's 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' at The Shrine Auditorium on December 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 09: Actor Adam Driver (L) and actress Joanne Tucker attend the premiere of Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm's 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' at The Shrine Auditorium on December 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 09: Actress Tiffany Smith attends the premiere of Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm's 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' at The Shrine Auditorium on December 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 09: Actress Tiffany Smith attends the premiere of Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm's 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' at The Shrine Auditorium on December 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 09: Actress Cobie Smulders attends the premiere of Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm's 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' at The Shrine Auditorium on December 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 09: Actor John Boyega attends the premiere of Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm's 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' at The Shrine Auditorium on December 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 09: Actor John Boyega at Star Wars: The Last Jedi Premiere at The Shrine Auditorium on December 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 09: Actress Dove Cameron attends the premiere of Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm's 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' at The Shrine Auditorium on December 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 09: Actress Dove Cameron attends the premiere of Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm's 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' at The Shrine Auditorium on December 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 09: Actress Letitia Wright attends the premiere of Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm's 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' at The Shrine Auditorium on December 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 09: Actress Letitia Wright attends the premiere of Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm's 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' at The Shrine Auditorium on December 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 09: (L-R) Harrison Davis, Samantha Davis actor Warwick Davis and Annabelle Davis attend the premiere of Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm's 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' at The Shrine Auditorium on December 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 09: Singer/actress Sofia Carson attends the premiere of Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm's 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' at The Shrine Auditorium on December 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 09: Actor Gaten Matarazzo attends the premiere of Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm's 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' at The Shrine Auditorium on December 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 09: Actor Andy Serkis (L) and actress Lorraine Ashbourne attend the premiere of Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm's 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' at The Shrine Auditorium on December 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 09: Actress Meg Donnelly arrives for the Premiere Of Disney Pictures And Lucasfilm's 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' held at The Shrine Auditorium on December 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 09: Actress Lupita Nyong'o attends the Los Angeles Premiere 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' at The Shrine Auditorium on December 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 09: Actress Jenna Ortega attends the premiere of Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm's 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' at The Shrine Auditorium on December 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 09: Actress Jenna Ortega attends the premiere of Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm's 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' at The Shrine Auditorium on December 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 09: Producer/actress Rosanna Pansino attends the premiere of Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm's 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' at The Shrine Auditorium on December 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 09: Producer/actress Rosanna Pansino attends the premiere of Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm's 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' at The Shrine Auditorium on December 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 09: Actress Kelly Marie Tran attends the premiere of Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm's 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' at The Shrine Auditorium on December 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 09: Actress Tessa Thompson attends the premiere of Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm's 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' at The Shrine Auditorium on December 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 09: Actress Constance Zimmer attends the premiere of Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm's 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' at The Shrine Auditorium on December 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 09: Actress Gwendoline Christie attends the premiere of Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm's 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' at The Shrine Auditorium on December 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
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Directed by Rian Johnson, the movie picks up where 2015’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” left off. It stars returning cast members Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, and Andy Serkis. The new cast members include Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern, and Benicio del Toro. The movie marks the final film role for Fisher, who died last December.

According to a Fandango survey of more than 1,000 “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” ticket-buyers, 96% are looking forward to seeing Fisher, 94% want to find out more about the relationship between Hamill’s Luke Skywalker and Ridley’s Rey, 83% say the new Porg creatures increased their interest in the movie, and 60% identify del Toro as the new-to-“Star Wars” actor that they’re most excited to see.

“No movie creates quite the level of anticipation of a ‘Star Wars’ movie, and that’s why ‘The Last Jedi’ is Fandango’s biggest advance ticket-seller of the year,” said Fandango managing editor Erik Davis.

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