Star Wars: The Force Awakens: No. 1 movie of 2015 record achieved in latest box office results
It was a very good beginning to 2016 for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
The film set a New Year’s Day box office record on Friday, adding $34.5 million to its domestic haul and breaking Avatar‘s record of $25.3 million.
After Disney’s estimates put the film on track to end 2015 with a domestic gross of $652 million, Episode VII reached $686.4 million as of Friday. This means it has officially surpassed Jurassic World ($652.3 million) in becoming the No. 1 movie of 2015, in addition to taking Titanic‘s spot as the No. 2 highest-grossing film at the all-time U.S. box office.
Next stop, Avatar‘s all-time domestic record of $760.5 million.
This now leaves The Force Awakens with a global box office of approximately $1.3 billion. Disney predicts that number will speed past Avengers: Age of Ultron ($1.4 billion) as the No. 3 movie of 2015 and the No. 6 movie of all time on Saturday.