Star Wars: The Force Awakens has climbed to the top of the mountain faster than any other movie and declared itself king of all movies (for today at least) by brining in $1 billion globally.

If you thought the Millenium Falcon was fast, take a look at the box office receipts for the first twelve days, and you’ll discover not only has Star Wars: The Force Awakens raked in $544.6 million domestically, it’s also passed the billion dollar mark, with a current total of $1.1 billion in world wide grosses.

As we have discussed on this site, the Major Spoilers podcast, Zach on Film, and Twitter, many Spoilerites were waiting until the Christmas weekend to venture forth to the movie theater, so they could enjoy the movie with extended family. This resulted in Star Wars bringing in $153.5 million domestically (USA and Canada, sorry Mexico), which then broke another record as the biggest Christmas weekend in history.

Star Wars still has a ways to go if it wants to be the top of the heap for most money ever made domestically. The Force Awakens still needs to beat Marvel’s The Avengers, Jurassic World, Titanic, and Avatar.

RANKTitleStudioLifetime Gross*Year
3Jurassic WorldUniversal$652,270,6252015
4Marvel's The AvengersBuena Vista$623,357,910 2012
5Star Wars: The Force AwakensBuena Vista$544,573,3292015
6The Dark KnightWarner Bros.$534,858,444 2008
7Star War: Episode I - The Phantom MenaceFox$474,544,6771999
8Star WarsFox$460,998,0071977
9Avengers: Age of UltronBuena Vista$459,005,868 2015
10The Dark Knight RisesWarner Bros.$448,139,0992013
Source: Box Office Mojo

Will it make it to the top of the Domestic Grosses list? I think so. Will it do it before February 12th? At the rate it is going, it could pass Avatar by mid-January.

via Variety


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