Final Figures For Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Opening Weekend Haul Stand At $248 Million Domestic, $529M Global


Final Figures For Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Opening Weekend Haul Stand At $248 Million Domestic, $529M Global

Though there may have been some confusion regarding the final box office figures for Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘ opening weekend, The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Disney and Lucasfilm’s rejuvenated juggernaut pulled in a record-shattering $248 million domestically, bumping its global tally north of $528 million.

That’s up slightly from previous reports, ensuring that The Force Awakens‘ debut is comfortably ahead of Jurassic World ($208 million). What makes this more impressive is the fact that J.J. Abrams’ sequel is yet to release in China – it’s due to debut in January – which is considered the second-largest movie market in the world.


Elsewhere, Star Wars: The Force Awakens also set a new record for the highest December opening in history, blowing past the one set by The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey ($84.6 million) in 2012. Indeed, it’s as though everyone on the planet has either seen Star Wars and can barely contain their excitement – for good reason, too – or is ducking out of every social media interaction that even mentions J.J. Abrams’ space-faring adventure.

And if ever there was proof that Star Wars knows no bounds, it’s that those aboard the International Space Station – after recently recruiting newcomer Tim Peake to their orbiting base of operations – will soon be able to watch the new entry in the franchise from 250 kilometers above the ground.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is out now in theaters, and based on its barnstorming debut, expect Abrams’ blockbuster to retain its place on the proverbial throne long into the holidays.

All Posts