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Well that sure didn’t take long, now did it? Director J.J. Abrams’ The Force Awakens has officially earned over $1 billion at the global box office, becoming the fastest film to ever cross this mark.
J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens has blasted past $1 billion globally faster than any film in history, as well as leading the biggest Christmas weekend ever at the North American box office with a stunning $153.5 million for a domestic total of $544.6 million.
The Disney and Lucasfilm title crossed $1 billion on Sunday, its 12th day in release. Jurassic World, which had the benefit of opening day-and-date in China, was the previous record-holder (13 days). Force Awakens also snatched the record for biggest second weekend from Jurassic World, which earned $106 million domestically in its sophmore outing.
Overseas, Force Awakens took in $133.3 million for a foreign total of $546 million and worldwide haul of $1.09 billion. At this rate, there’s no saying how high the Star Wars reboot will ultimately fly. Domestically, it’s now assured of eclipsing Avatar ($760.5 million) to become the top-grossing title of all time. Some even believe it will top out north of $1 billion in North America.
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