Star Wars: The Force Awakens box office breaks Spider-Man 2 Monday record
Apparently it wasn’t enough for Star Wars: The Force Awakens to have the biggest weekend opening of all time. Now, it’s started encroaching on the weekdays.
The Force Awakens made $40.1 million on Monday, per Disney’s estimates, which means that it’s officially set a new record for the biggest Monday domestic gross of all time. The Force Awakens’ new record is 44 percent higher than the previous record: Spider-Man 2, which earned $27.7 million in 2004.
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The Force Awakens also set new Monday records in Denmark, Finland, France, Norway, the U.K. and Ireland, and Ukraine. Globally, it made an estimated $81.8 million on Monday.
To date, The Force Awakens has raked in an estimated $288 million domestically for a global total of $610.8 million. Along the way, it’s broken just about every possible box office record, earning both the biggest domestic and global openings of all time. It also became the first movie to earn more than $100 million in a single day, making it the fastest movie to ever hit triple digits.