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

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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