After slashing every opening weekend record imaginable, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is on its way to being the most profitable film of all time. As the film exits its second weekend in the box office, it has passed the $1 billion mark, and in record time to boot.
As of Sunday, December 27, The Force Awakens is coming in strong with $1.09 billion in the bag after only 12 days in theaters. This is the fastest any movie has crossed that milestone, which is unsurprising after the film obliterated its opening weekend. If you’ve visited a theater recently, you’ve probably struggled to either get tickets or find decent seats to just about every Star Wars showing available, even this far into its release. It’s a true testament to just how massive of a pop culture phenomena this film is.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is already the #2 film of 2015 in the US and the #5 film of all time. Globally, it’s #5 of 2015 and #15 of all time.
Here’s a few other records Star Wars has smashed this week from Coming Soon:
Domestic records include biggest domestic and biggest December debut of all time ($247.9 million); biggest second weekend of all time ($153.5 million); biggest Thursday preview gross ($57 million); biggest Friday, opening, and single day ($119.1 million); biggest Sunday ($60.5 million), Monday ($40.1 million), Tuesday ($37.3 million), and Christmas Day ($49.3 million); highest per-theater average for a wide debut ($59,982); biggest IMAX debut ($30.1 million); and fastest film to reach $100 million (1 day), $200 million (2 days), $300 million (5 days), $400 million (8 days), and $500 million (10 days).
The true question is whether or not it will surpass James Cameron’s Titanic and Avatar and hit that $2.8 billion mark. With the numbers we’ve seen so far and the sheer dedication of the Star Wars fandom, we don’t think it’ll be a problem.
How many times have you seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and how many more times do you plan to go?