50 days since Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been released in theatres, and it has already grossed over $900 million at the box office nationwide, according to Disney. This makes it the number one movie of all time in the United States, beating out films such as Jurassic World, Avatar, Titanic, and others.
The film is also expecting to gross $2 billion worldwide come Saturday which will be the 53rd day of its global release. There are only two other films that have reached the $2 billion mark worldwide which would be Avatar, and Titanic.
Below is a statement from Disney regarding this record.
“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.”
Star Wars: The Force Awakens has also broken several other records below is the full list.
- 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.
At its current rate, there is a strong chance that the film will break several more records. Its two successors Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and Star Wars: Episode VIII will hit theatres on December 16th, 2016 and December 15th 2017 respectively.