‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Nears $2 Billion in Worldwide Box Office

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Disney’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” could break the $2 billion mark in worldwide box office by the end of the week.

The seventh weekend of the latest “Star Wars” movie took in $10.8 million domestically over the weekend to finish in third place, lifting its domestic total to $895.4 million. That’s $125 million more than “Avatar,” the previous record-holder.

Internationally, “The Force Awakens” finished fourth with $12.6 million for a total of $1.09 billion. That’s behind only “Avatar” at $2.03 billion, “Titanic” at $1.53 billion and “Furious 7” at $1.16 billion.

The space saga has hit $1.983 billion globally and needs only $17 million more to make it past $2 billion. It trails only “Avatar” at $2.78 billion and “Titanic” at $2.19 billion.

Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at Rentrak, noted that the seventh “Star Wars” movie was able to set a new domestic record in less than three weeks. “Avatar” needed 48 weeks to reach $760.5 million and 72 days to reach $700 million.

“The box office performance of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ shows just how much ‘Star Wars’ is part of the DNA of moviegoers in North America,” he said. “It shows how important legacy can be for a movie because there’s been an incredible enthusiasm for this one.”

The top foreign markets are the U.K. with $176.4 million, China with $121.1 million and Germany with $106.1 million.

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  1. star wars says:

    Hi colleagues, pleasant article and nice arguments commented at this place,
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  2. Buffy says:

    It was a complete flop on the Chinese market, after all the hype and promo Disney put into it, including that racist wallpaper.

  3. Bill says:

    Force awakens will hit 2 billion first time in theaters it took avatar and titanic two times in theaters to hit 2 billion

  4. Dave J. says:

    JJ’s The Force Awakens is very overrated who like what he did for the Star Trek movies completely changed the entire dynamic of what made the Star Wars movies so great in the first place! The first one is going to perform well b/c of the hype but the next one is not going to fair as well! So many questions and so few answers!

  5. RedSix says:

    RTFA: “Avatar needed 48 weeks to reach $760.5 million.”

    Force Awakens did $895.4 million in 7. The only question will be how much it beats Avatar.

  6. shar07 says:

    KIng Cameron will still be on top with both of his movies remaining as the top 2 worldwide. 12.6M overseas total is with China’s tally, which will end it’s SW7 run this week. So no way is SW7 unseating FF7’s international total of $1.160B either. At least it has the domestic crown.

  7. I Like STAR WARS But.... says:

    …ultimately, it won’t unseat AVATAR for the b.o. crown. James Cameron is still the king!

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