It’s beginning to sound like a bit of broken record. Yes, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” has broken another box office record becoming the first ever movie to pass $800 million in the U.S.. It also stayed number one at the box office, edging out “The Revenant” for the weekend. That moves it past “Jurassic World” and into third place of all films with $812 million (not accounting for inflation, of course).
Although it was not expected to do very well, Disney had high hopes for Episode VII in China. Guess what it managed to soak up another $53 million for the biggest Saturday-Sunday opening of all time in that country. With China adding its considerable weight. “The Force Awakens” has now earned $921 million in international ticket sales. It still has a way to go as it’s still just number 7 on the top international movies of all time.
The Force is indeed strong with “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” as it now has a global box office take of $1,733 million. It’s probably going to need some help to find that extra billion it will take to put it in front of “Avatar” for the global top spot… It will be close, but maybe Lucasfilm should be playing Powerball just in case.