The Last Jedi, the latest installment in the Star Wars franchise, rocketed to a debut of $220 million at the North American box office, according to studio estimates on Sunday. That gives Rian Johnson’s film the second-best opening ever, slotting in behind only its predecessor, The Force Awakens.

The Disney blockbuster became just the fourth film to open above $200m in the US. Aside from The Force Awakens, the others are The Avengers and Jurassic World.

The Last Jedi is off to a similar start overseas, too, with $230 million in international ticket sales, said Disney. That brings its three-day global haul to $450 million. The film topped the box-office charts in a number of territories, including the UK, Germany and Japan.

The opening also gave the Walt Disney Company the opportunity to flex its muscles on the heels of the deal announced last week for it to purchase 21st Century Fox for $52.4 billion. As part of the deal, Disney will take control of 20th Century Fox, one of Hollywood’s six major studios.