Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the #1 movie of all time in America

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It’s been 50 days since Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been released in theaters, and it has already grossed $900 million at the box office nationwide, according to Disney. This makes it the number one movie of all time in the States, beating out films like Avatar ($760 million) and Titanic ($658 million).

It’s also expected to gross $2 billion worldwide on Saturday (53rd day of global release). Only two other films have reached the $2 billion mark worldwide, Avatar and Titanic. (Oh that James Cameron.)

“This is a historic moment for Star Wars, for Lucasfilm, and for Disney, and all of us here are extremely gratified to be a part of this journey with fans around the world who have made Star Wars: The Force Awakens such an extraordinary success,” said Alan Horn, Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios. “The film’s achievements are truly astounding, and it’s our great honor to relaunch this cinematic galaxy not only for all the devoted decades-long fans but for a new generation who will keep the Star Wars legacy alive for many years to come.”

It has broken many records. See the list below:

· Biggest domestic preview gross ($57 million)
· Biggest opening day domestically ($119.1 million)
· Biggest domestic second weekend ($149.2 million)
· Biggest domestic third weekend ($90.2 million)
· Biggest opening week domestically ($390.8 million)
· Biggest opening weekend in 18 territories: U.K. (4-day), Australia, Russia, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Austria, Poland (3-day), Denmark (5-day), Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Croatia, Ukraine, Iceland, Serbia, New Zealand
· Fastest film to $1B globally (12 days)
· Biggest film of all time in the U.S. and the U.K.

Let’s see if the other upcoming Star Wars films can break more records.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hits theaters on December 16, 2016. Star Wars: Episode VIII hits theaters on December 15, 2017.

Source: Disney

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