BOX OFFICE: One More Record Nabbed By STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS

BOX OFFICE: One More Record Nabbed By STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS

Star Wars: The Force Awakens has managed to grab another box office record as it winds down in theaters. The J.J. Abrams directed film is expected to join the $2B club this weekend. UPDATED

As The Force Awakens looks poised to join the $2 billion dollar club this weekend, the film has secured yet another box office record. It's the only film in history to surpass the $900 million dollar domestic mark.  Here's a few other box office records the film currently holds:
  • #1 Star Wars film
  • #1 Domestic film
  • #1 Worldwide opening
  • #1 Opening Day Gross
  • #1 Opening Weekend Gross
  • #1 Opening Week Gross
  • #1 Single Day Gross
  • #1 Christmas Day Gross
  • #1 New Years Gross
  • #1 Opening 3-Day Gross
  • #1 Opening 10-Day Gross
  •  #1 Second Weekend Gross
  •  #1 Third Weekend Gross
  •  #1 PG-13 Film
  • Fastest to $100 Million
  • Fastest to $200 Million
  • Fastest to $300 Million
  • Fastest to $400 Million
  • Fastest to $500 Million





UPDATE: Here's the official press release from Disney.

Today, in its 50th day of release, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is expected to cross the $900 million mark at the domestic box office. It is the only film in history to reach this milestone.
 
In addition, on Saturday (53rd day of global release), Star Wars: The Force Awakens is expected to reach the $2 billion mark worldwide, becoming only the third film ever to do so and just the second to do it in original release. 
 
“This is a historic moment for Star Wars, for Lucasfilm, and for Disney, and all of us here are extremely gratified to be a part of this journey with fans around the world who have made Star Wars: The Force Awakens such an extraordinary success,” said Alan Horn, Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios. “The film’s achievements are truly astounding, and it’s our great honor to relaunch this cinematic galaxy not only for all the devoted decades-long fans but for a new generation who will keep the Star Wars legacy alive for many years to come.”



Through February 4, Star Wars: The Force Awakens has earned an estimated $899.1 million domestically and $1,095.6 million internationally for a global total of $1,994.7 million. Opening internationally December 16 and domestically December 18, Star Wars: The Force Awakens posted the all-time biggest global and domestic debuts with $528.9 million and $247.9 million respectively. Over the course of its eight-week run, it has set numerous other records, including:
 
·       Biggest domestic preview gross ($57 million)
·       Biggest opening day domestically ($119.1 million)
·       Biggest domestic second weekend ($149.2 million) 
·       Biggest domestic third weekend ($90.2 million)
·       Biggest opening week domestically ($390.8 million)
·       Biggest opening weekend in 18 territories: U.K. (4-day), Australia, Russia, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Austria, Poland (3-day), Denmark (5-day), Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Croatia, Ukraine, Iceland, Serbia, New Zealand
·       Fastest film to $1B globally (12 days)
·       Biggest film of all time in the U.S. and the U.K.
 
Directed by J.J. Abrams, written by Lawrence Kasdan & J.J. Abrams and Michael Arndt, and produced by Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk, Star Wars: The Force Awakens was named one of AFI’s top ten films of 2015 and has received five Academy Award nominations, for film editing, visual effects, sound editing, sound mixing, and for series composer John Williams’ original score.
 
The Star Wars Saga continues December 15, 2017, in Star Wars: Episode VIII, picking up in the wake of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Later this year, Rogue One, a new adventure detailing events prior to Star Wars: A New Hope, takes flight on December 16, 2016.

 


Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens 30 years after the events of The Return of the Jedi. Luke Skywalker has gone into seclusion and the remnants of the Galactic Empire are alive and well in the new guise of the First Order. Many of the heroes from the original trilogy such as Han Solo, Princess Leia, C-3PO and Chewbacca continue fighting as members of the Resistance. Joining them are new allies, Poe Dameron, Finn, Rey and BB-8. They'll have their hands full against the powerful forces of the First Order which count Kylo Ren and Captain Phasma among its members. Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens in North American theaters on December 18th. The film has run time of 2hrs and 15 minutes.
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Filed Under "Star Wars" 2/5/2016
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