Star Wars: The Force Awakens sets new box office records
Star Wars: The Force Awakens continues to be the top draw at the box office. As reported by Variety, final international numbers rising 3.2% to $137.7 million. Worldwide grosses for the weekend reached just under $288 million with the 12-day global total reaching a whopping $1.09 billion!
Since its opening week "The Force Awakens" has sent shockwaves through the box offices worldwide with execs at the Walt Disney Company smiling from ear-to-ear. TFA set the record for biggest Christmas Day in the U.S. with $49.3 million and fastest to reach $1 billion worldwide. It crossed the mark in 12 days, beating the previous record holder, “Jurassic World,” by a day.
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BY THE NUMBERS...
Episode 7 is now the fifth-biggest domestic film of all time, trailing "Avatar" at $760 million, "Titanic" at $658 million, "Jurassic World" at $652 million and "Marvel’s The Avengers" at $623 million. "The Force Awakens” is now 15th on the all-time worldwide list, which is topped by those same four films — "Avatar" at $2.78 billion, "Titanic" at $2.19 billion, "Jurassic World" at $1.67 billion and "Marvel’s The Avengers" at $1.52 billion.
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