The Last Jedi is out on December 14 in the UK, and a day later in the US.
But can it trump Episode 7: The Force Awakens – which posted the highest opening ever with $247.9 million domestically?
According to Box Office Pro, not quite – but it certainly won’t be far off.
Star Wars’ latest chapter is expected to gross a hefty $215 million in its first frame – which, while slightly below Episode 7, is still the second-highest opening of all time.
It’s also a huge uplift on last year’s spin-off Rogue One, which amassed $155 million in its opening weekend.
And in fairness, the huge excitement and anticipation around Episode 7 was so high, it’ll take something huge to see it beaten ever again.
Hype for Episode 8 has been growing to new highs in recent weeks, with the latest trailer amassing tens of millions of views online within hours of release.
It came six months after the release of the teaser in April, which gave a very brief insight into what fans can expect.
The new movie sees the returns of Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Rey (Daisy Ridley), Finn (John Boyega), Leia (Carrie Fisher), Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), Snoke (Andy Serkis) and many more.
There’ll also be debut appearances from Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern and Benicio Del Toro.
Star Wars 8: The Last Jedi is out on December 14 in the UK.