Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Full list of box office records broken
It’s not exactly making the Kessel Run in 12 parsecs, but in just 12 days, Star Wars: The Force Awakens has made more than a billion dollars and broken just about every box office record on the books.
To date, The Force Awakens has earned an estimated $544.6 million domestically for a global total of more than $1.09 billion. Today, it became the fastest movie ever to hit $1 billion at the global box office, and it’s showing no signs of slowing down.
This weekend alone, The Force Awakens secured the biggest Christmas Day of all time, raking in $49.3 million and more than doubling Sherlock Holmes’ 2009 record of $24.6 million. It also surpassed The Dark Knight to become the fifth biggest domestic movie of all time. Even more impressively, The Force Awakens crossed $500 million domestically in only 10 days, shattering Jurassic World’s 17-day record. Oh, and thanks to Star Wars’ success, this is officially the biggest Christmas weekend in box office history.
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When it opened domestically last weekend, The Force Awakens raked in $247.9 million, earning the biggest domestic debut of all time and dethroning Jurassic World’s $208.8 million record. $57 million of that came from Thursday previews, setting a new record there, and those previews factored into The Force Awakens’ Friday total of $119.1 million. Not only is $119.1 million a new single-day record, but it also makes The Force Awakens the only movie to ever cross $100 million domestically in a single day. Since then, it’s also nabbed the records for the biggest Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday of all time.
And The Force Awakens’ success hasn’t just been limited to its stateside run: It’s also set a slew of new global and international records. After earning a whopping $529 million in its first weekend worldwide, The Force Awakens narrowly dethroned Jurassic World (which earned $524.9 million) for the biggest global debut in history. That’s made even more impressive by the fact that Jurassic World earned almost $100 million from its China debut, and The Force Awakens doesn’t even open in China until Jan. 9. Internationally, The Force Awakens also set new records for the biggest opening weekends in the United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Austria, Poland, Denmark, Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Croatia, Ukraine, Iceland, Serbia, and New Zealand
The Force Awakens set new IMAX records, too, debuting to $30.1 million domestically and $48 million globally. In 12 days, it’s grossed $106 million on global IMAX screens alone, shattering the previous 18-day record set by Jurassic World.
So where can it go from here? Unadjusted for inflation, The Force Awakens has already secured its place as the fifth biggest domestic movie of all time, and it’s only about $215 million away from surpassing Avatar as the biggest domestic movie ever. Globally, it’s in 15th place, and depending on how it holds up over the next few weeks, it could become the third movie ever to make more than $2 billion (Avatar has $2.78 billion and Titanic has $2.19 billion).