Star Wars: The Force Awakens surpasses $900 million
Some time today, Star Wars: The Force Awakens — currently in its 50th day of release — will rocket past $900 million at the domestic box office, becoming the only film in history to break that mark.
“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,” Disney chairman Alan Horn said in a statement. “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.”
Disney also reported that this weekend, The Force Awakens will reach $2 billion worldwide, which would make it only the third film to hit that mark in history. (Titanic and Avatar are the other two, with Avatar still holding the record with $2.8 billion.)
So far, The Force Awakens has grossed a global total of $1,994.7 million, including $899.1 million domestically. Star Wars will continue to take over the world when Rogue One is released on Dec. 16. Star Wars: Episode VIII will be released on Dec. 15, 2017.