Star Wars: The Force Awakens Becomes The Fastest Movie To Reach $1 Billion


As expected, Star Wars: The Force Awakens hit the $1 billion mark at the worldwide box office today, toppling Jurassic World‘s record by doing so in twelve days. After breaking the Christmas Day record, the movie went on to gross an incredible $153.5 million at the North American box office this weekend, taking its domestic haul to $544.6 million.

Internationally, Star Wars: The Force Awakens took an extra $133.3 million over the weekend (Christmas is typically much slower overseas), giving it a haul of $546 million, and then a worldwide cume of $1.09 billion.


Analysts now seem sure that Star Wars: The Force Awakens will ultimately top Avatar‘s record of $2.7 billion, making it the highest grossing release of all-time. Regardless of whether or not that happens, $2 billion is pretty much a guarantee, and it should have no issue beating Avatar‘s North American total of $760.5 million.

What makes these numbers even more impressive is the fact that the movie has gone this high without the help of China. Had it opened there day and date like Jurassic World did, who knows how quickly Star Wars: The Force Awakens would have reached $1 billion.