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.
|4||Marvel's The Avengers||Buena Vista||$623,357,910||2012|
|5||Star Wars: The Force Awakens||Buena Vista||$544,573,329||2015|
|6||The Dark Knight||Warner Bros.||$534,858,444||2008|
|7||Star War: Episode I - The Phantom Menace||Fox||$474,544,677||1999|
|9||Avengers: Age of Ultron||Buena Vista||$459,005,868||2015|
|10||The Dark Knight Rises||Warner Bros.||$448,139,099||2013|
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.