Box Office: ‘Star Wars’ Rockets Past ‘Iron Man 3’ to $1.2 Billion, Hits $600 Million in U.S.

Star Wars The Force Awakens
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens” grossed $67.2 million on Tuesday to push its worldwide haul to a stunning $1.23 billion after two weeks.

The seventh “Star Wars” film is now the ninth-highest box office performer on a worldwide basis, eclipsing “Iron Man 3” at $1.22 billion.

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” set a new record Tuesday as it reached $600 million domestically faster than any other movie in industry history. It needed just 12 days to do so — one-third of the 36-day mark held by “Jurassic World.”

U.S. grosses for Tuesday totaled $29.5 million, lifting the 12-day box office to $600.9 million. International grosses for Tuesday amounted to $37.7 million, pushing the 14-day foreign total to $627.4 million.

Thanks to the space saga, the U.S. box office has hit $11 billion for the first time ever in a single year. With two days left in 2015, the final number will likely reach about $1.1 billion.

The film may catch Universal’s “Jurassic World,” the year’s grosser in the U.S., with $652 million, by the end of the year. “The Force Awakens” is already the fifth-biggest domestic grosser of all time, trailing “Avatar” at $760 million, “Titanic” at $658 million, “Jurassic World” at $652 million and “Marvel’s The Avengers” at $623 million.

“The Force Awakens” has a shot at becoming the top film of all-time worldwide, a title that currently belongs to “Avatar” at $2.8 billion. “Titanic” at $2.2 billion, “Jurassic World” at $1.7 billion, “Marvel’s The Avengers” at $1.52 billion and “Furious 7” at $1.515 billion are up next on the list.

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  1. George Lucas didn’t even like it and people flock to it?! LOL. Cattle. It was garbage. Propaganda. A woman saves the day. She saves everyone doesn’t she. It was to much bs. Mr. Lucas no longer has control in these movies anymore. That means they are junk now.

    • ct12345 says:

      Lmao Lucas is just a bitter old man, he sold his baby off for about half the price…you two should get along great, both bitter old fawkers. Remember he was the man who made Phantom Menace, now that shit was a joke! This was actually the best Star Wars to date! The only problem I had with the movie was, that it was a bit to similar to a New Hope. And Rey saved the day?? Nope! Wth are you talking about? She didn’t save the day, not even close. The war has just begun…. She failed to save a fan favorite character….let the bad guy get away.

      Some people hate just to hate. Though I agree in time Disney will ruin this franchise… They just didn’t ruin it with Force Awakens.

      And this is a much better movie than Avatar. I’ll be glad to see Avatar knocked off the top spot (domestically at least, I’m not sure it will surpass worldwide).

  2. DarkStarAz says:

    ACCORDING TO FORBES:
    “The Walt Disneyblockbuster became the fifth film to cross the $1B milestone… For the record, the other five such films were Titanic (252 days), Avatar (47 days), The Avengers (54 days), and Jurassic World (36 days). So yeah, the new land speed record holder just broke the mark three times faster than any prior movie.”

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/scottmendelson/2015/12/30/star-wars-the-force-awakens-crosses-600-million-in-12-days/

    Ummmm Forbes, no. JW took 13 days to reach $1B.

  3. Will says:

    It hasn’t even released in China yet!

  4. Tones says:

    I liked just about everything about Force Awakens…..except for General Hux. I was expecting Jon Lovitz to appear from behind a curtain and yell, “ACTING!” – when Hux was addressing his troops.

  5. 85wzen says:

    Well good! That’s okay in my book, I remember finally watching Iron Man 3 knowing it couldn’t be worse than Iron Man 2 since that film was pure shit created of course by THE ANTI CHRIST HIMSELF! Amazing to say that Iron Man 3 was actually WORSE THAN IM2! Can someone please shoot Downey Junior in the head… or if not give him some Crack? ThanX :)

  6. Edward says:

    It will top 1 billion domestic. After next weekend, it will be at 770 million. That’s just 230 left to go. Even at drops of 50%, it will get close to 1,1 billion, actually.

    If China does about 300 million, this will pass “Avatar”.

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