Star Wars: The Force Awakens set to reach $2 Billions worldwide
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set to cross the $2 billion mark worldwide at the box office on Saturday. This will make the seventh Star Wars movie only the third film to do so.
Avatar with $2.78 billion and Titanic with $2.19 billion are the two other movies to reach that milestone.
“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,” said Alan Horn, Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios. “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.”
Star Wars: The Force Awakens also has a couple of box office records:
— Biggest domestic preview gross ($57 million)
— Biggest opening day domestically ($119.1 million)
— Biggest domestic second weekend ($149.2 million)
— Biggest domestic third weekend ($90.2 million)
— Biggest opening week domestically ($390.8 million)
— Biggest opening weekend in 18 territories: U.K. (4-day), Australia, Russia, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Austria, Poland (3-day), Denmark (5-day), Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Croatia, Ukraine, Iceland, Serbia, New Zealand
— Fastest film to $1B globally (12 days)
— Biggest film of all time in the U.S. and the U.K.
The saga will continue December 15, 2017 with Star Wars: Episode VIII. In the mean time, fans can enjoy Rogue One a spinoff set on December 16, 2016.