'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Passes $1 Billion Mark Internationally, Shatters More Records!

by Zach Seemayer 7:59 PM PST, December 27, 2015
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens cannot be stopped!

After twelve days The Force Awakens has become the fastest film to earn $1 billion in worldwide box office sales, beating Jurassic World, which earned the title earlier this year after 13 days.

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In terms of domestic box office take, the numbers are even more impressive. The Force Awakens has earned $544.5 million, in America alone, over two weekends, making it the fastest film to ever pass the $500 million mark domestically.

Jurassic World is still in second, but the gap increases significantly in terms of how long it took to reach the coveted milestone. Looking just at domestic box office earnings, it took Jurassic World 17 days to accomplish what The Force Awakens pulled off in just 10 days.

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The news isn't surprising really, considering the new Star Wars film shattered a number of box office records after its very first day on screens and obliterated dozens more by the end of its first weekend.

However, it's is still cause for celebration for Disney, whose multi-billion dollar purchase of the Star Wars franchise, from creator George Lucas, is shaping up to be a gamble that is already paying off in a big way.

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The latest, long-awaited installment in the hugely popular franchise is turning out to be a bigger phenomenon than even the 1977 classic that kicked off the epic saga!

It is already far-and-away the highest-grossing installment in the franchise (followed in a distant second by Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, which pulled in $431,088,295 after it's full run in theaters.

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Star Wars is also already the fifth highest-grossing film of all time in terms of domestic box office, and the 15th highest grossing in terms of international box office take -- but again, it's only the film's second weekend.

For more on Star Wars: The Force Awakens' battle for box office supremacy over the holiday weekend, check out the video below.