Disney made the announcement Friday, two days after the seventh “Star Wars” film set a new record as the top domestic movie of all time, topping the $760.5 million record set by “Avatar.”
“The Force Awakens” took in $6 million domestically on Thursday, its 21st day of release, for a total of $770.4 million. The international gross grew by $9 million Thursday to push the total to $821.3 million — just ahead of “Minions’” $821.2 million for the 10th spot.
The worldwide total has hit $1.591 billion — short of matching “Jurassic World’s” $1.668 million for third place on the worldwide chart. “Avatar” sits at the top with $2.79 billion, followed by “Titanic” at $2.19 billion.
“The Force Awakens,” starring Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Harrison Ford, should see a major boost on Saturday when it opens in China, the second-largest moviegoing market in the world. Top international grosses have come from the U.K. at $150.5 million and Germany at $87 million.