Star Wars: The Force Awakens Hits $2B Worldwide

Bespin refugee - February 07, 2016
This week, Star Wars: The Force Awakens reached $2 billion worldwide, behind only Titanic ($2.19 billion) and Avatar ($2.79 billion), unadjusted for inflation; it has also become the first film in history to take in $900 million domestically.
“This is a historic moment for Star Wars, for Lucasfilm, and for Disney, and all of us here are extremely gratified to be a part of this journey with fans around the world who have made Star Wars: The Force Awakens such an extraordinary success,” Disney chairman Alan Horn said in a statement. “The film’s achievements are truly astounding, and it’s our great honor to relaunch this cinematic galaxy not only for all the devoted decades-long fans but for a new generation who will keep the Star Wars legacy alive for many years to come.”
In the seven weeks since the film was released (Dec. 18th), it has already broken a number of other records, including; biggest domestic opening day of all time ($119.1 million), the biggest domestic ($247.9 million) and global ($528.9 million) opening weekend ever, and the fastest film to $1 billion (12 days of global release).

The Star Wars standalone film, Rogue One is scheduled to be released on Dec. 16, 2016, followed by Star Wars: Episode VIII on Dec. 15, 2017.


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