The Force Awakens Is Already the Highest-Grossing Star Wars Film Ever

Tuesday, 29 December 2015 - 8:25PM
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Tuesday, 29 December 2015 - 8:25PM
The Force Awakens Is Already the Highest-Grossing Star Wars Film Ever
We knew The Force Awakens was going to be extremely successful, but even we didn't expect this. After less than two weeks in release, the movie is already the highest-grossing Star Wars film of all time. Let that sink in for a moment. 

We're talking about Star Wars, the franchise that basically invented the blockbuster, the biggest movie brand of all-time. No franchise out there can match it in merchandising prowess or fan rabidity. And yet, despite having six wildly popular films that have spent months in movie theaters, the seventh film in the series has bested all of them before reaching its third weekend. We've gotta give it up for The Force Awakens, that's just damn impressive.

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The film has banked over $1.1 billion so far, and since it faces little competition over the next month and is yet to open in box office behemoth China, we can expect that number to continue to climb at a rapid pace. In addition to outpacing every other Star Wars movie, the film is also already the fifth highest-earner all-time domestically, and will likely be second only to Avatar within another week. Worldwide, it's already crossed into the top ten, earning more in twelve days than every Batman, Transformers, or Lord of the Rings movie did in their entire runs. 

There's no telling how far The Force Awakens can climb, and even Avatar's ridiculous $2.7 million worldwide take is on the table at this point. Will the movie be the first to get to $3 billion worldwide? A billion domestically? All of a sudden that $4 billion Disney paid for Lucasfilm is looking like one of the biggest steals in movie history. Sorry, George.

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