Star Wars: The Force Awakens passes the $1 billion milestone in record time

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“There has been an awakening. Have you felt it?” It was also everyone boarding the hype train. Which by the way just arrived at the newest milestone of passing $1 billion in sales in just 12 days. The prior champ? Jurassic World, who achieved that same glory in 13 days. It is also worth noting that JW did it with global openings that included China. The Force Awakens still has yet to hit that market, which opens on January 9th.

Already, Episode VII has smashed through so many box office records. One being the box office opening record, to which Universal congratulated Lucasfilm and Disney on breaking it (because JW held the title previously). So you’re probably wondering up to this point, exactly what records has TFA broken? The guys over at Box Office Mojo were able to help with those numbers and here they are:

Thursday: $57 million, previously held by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 at $43.5 million

Friday and Opening Day: $119,119,282 previously held by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 at $91 million

Single Day: $119.1 million previously held by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 at $91 million

Sunday: $60.6 million perviously held by Jurassic World at $57.2 million

Opening Weekend: $247,966,675 previously held by Jurassic World at $208.8 million

Opening Weekend Worldwide: $529 million previously held by Jurassic World at $524.9 million

December Opening: $247.97 million previously held by The Hobbit at $84.6 million

Top Opening Theater Average – Wide Release: $59,982 per theater over Jurassic World at $48,855

Monday: $40.1 million previously held by Spider-Man 2 at $27.7 million

Tuesday: $37.4 million previously held by Amazing Spider-Man at $35 million

Christmas Day: $49.3 million previously held by Sherlock Holmes at $24.6 million

Second Weekend after Opening: $153.5 million previously held by Jurassic World at $106.6 million

Opening Week: $391.1 million previously held by Jurassic World at $296.2 million.

3-Day, 4-Day, 5-Day, 6-Day, 7-Day, 8-Day, 9-Day, 10-Day Gross:  Each one previously held by Jurassic World, with a 10 day total of $544.6 million

Fastest to $50, $100, $150, $200, $250, $300, $350, $400, $450, $500 million: Each one previously held by Jurassic World

Top two grossing weekends all-time: December 18-20, Dececember 25-27

There are many other records, both domestic and internationally, but these are the main ones. As time goes on, we’ll see what else it breaks. For now though, is there any possibility that Star Wars Episode VIII, or much less any other movie eclipse those numbers? I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.

 

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