Domestically “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” has taken in $740 million total after just 17 days.
It has now surpassed Titanic ($658.7 million), The Avengers ($623.4 million) and Jurassic World ($652.3 million). By next week it could claim Avatar’s record of $760.5 million.
Globally as of today’s estimates the film has earned $1.510 billion total.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens set a new all-time debut record with an estimated $238M. “Our sole focus has been creating a film that delivers that one-of-a-kind Star Wars experience, and director J.J. Abrams, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy, and the Lucas film team have outdone themselves,” said Alan Horn, Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios.
“To all of the fans around the world who not only came out in Force to make this such an exciting and astronomical debut but who treated this film as their own and helped preserve the experience for their fellow fans by not spoiling it – thank you, we do.”
The film has broken several all-time domestic box office records, including:
- Biggest Thursday preview gross with $57M.
- Biggest Friday and biggest single-day gross with $120.5M.
- First film ever to post a single day over $100M.
- Fastest film to $100M and $200M.
- Biggest December debut (nearly 3 times previous record of $84.6M).
- Biggest IMAX Thursday night preview ($5.7M), single-day ($14M, Friday), and weekend ($30.1M).
- Highest theater average for a wide release ($57,568).