Star Wars: The Force Awakens Projected to Be the Third Highest-Grossing Film of All Time

Tuesday, 23 June 2015 - 2:17PM
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Tuesday, 23 June 2015 - 2:17PM
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Projected to Be the Third Highest-Grossing Film of All Time
Will Star Wars: The Force Awakens beat out The Avengers for the third highest-grossing film of all time? According to one analyst, the Force will win over Earth's mightiest heroes in a box office battle, making the Force Awakens the biggest movie of all time aside from James Cameron's Avatar and Titanic.

Morgan Stanley's Benjamin Swinburne released a report today detailed how Star Wars: The Force Awakens will impact Disney as a brand, and his projections show that Star Wars could easily beat 2012's The Avengers at the box office. Upping his previous predictions by almost 22% as a result of growing confidence in the film's overseas prospects, Swinburne predicts that the film will be "wildly profitable," specifically that it will make $650 million domestically and $1.3 billion internationally. This would place its revenue at a whopping $1,950,000, compared to The Avengers's $1,518,594,910. 

Although these are still unverifiable predictions, Swinburne claims that his projections place his estimates "pretty much in line with investor assumptions," as Disney shares are continually growing and continue to set new records in the stock market.

We fully expect Star Wars: The Force Awakens to be the highest-grossing film of 2015 (as do our readers), but this would be a game-changer. We tend to believe it, though, especially considering that Jurassic World just beat Avengers for the biggest opening weekend of all time. It still hasn't beaten Avengers in overall sales, and most likely won't by the end of its theatrical run, but people are much more excited for Star Wars than Jurassic World. Just take a look at these wonderfully nerdy reactions to the newest Star Wars trailer.



Star Wars: The Force Awakens comes out in theaters on December 18.

Via Deadline.
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The Force Awakens Might Be the 3 Highest-Grossing Film of All Time