In just 12 days, Star Wars: The Force Awakens has crossed the $1 billion dollar mark worldwide, and it’s showing no signs of stopping. That’s the fastest any film has crossed that threshold, beating Jurassic World’s previous record of 13 days set this summer. And, it brought in $153.5 in its second weekend (it’s SECOND weekend), beating Jurassic World‘s record for the biggest second weekend by nearly $47 million! Folks, it’s safe to say we are witnessing a true phenomenon. How high can it go?
According to Box Office Mojo, it is now the fastest movie to cross $100, $150, $200, $300, $350, $400, $450 and $500 million as well as holds the largest three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine and ten day gross. It was propelled the box office to its two BIGGEST WEEKENDS of ALL TIME. Wow!
Deadline Hollywood says: “With $544.57M domestic and $546M international after its 2nd frame, SWTFA’s global total is $1.09B. The weekend was worth $133.3M overseas where the film is already No. 6 for the year. Globally, it’s the No. 5 movie of 2015 and the No. 15 movie of all time.”
But here’s the exciting part, according to the Hollywood Reporter: “While males continue to show up in force, increased interest among women and girls is another key reason why Force Awakens — featuring a strong female heroine in Daisy Ridley’s character, Rey — will soon overtake the $760 million earned by 2009’s Avatar domestically to become the top-grossing film of all time in the U.S. and Canada.”
BAM! When James Cameron’s AVATAR rang up $760 million in 2009, critics and fans said a film would never be able to knock it off its perch. Of course, the prospect of a new (and GOOD!) Star Wars film wasn’t in mind at that point. Now everything’s changing.
The Hollywood Reporter goes on to say, “Force Awakens is expected to pass Avatar by the end of New Year’s weekend in North America, and even has a shot of ultimately hitting $1 billion domestically. It’s still not clear, however, whether Force Awakens can eclipse Avatar‘s record global gross of $2.8 billion, although most believe it will easily cross $2 billion worldwide, putting it in the range of 1997’s Titanic, the No. 2 title of all time ($2.19 billion).”
Force Awakens could pass up Avatar by New Years, Hollywood Reporter
Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits $1 billion, DEADLINE Hollywood
Star Wars: Force Awakens breaks all kinds of records, Box Office Mojo
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