Star Wars: The Force Awakens..Ph: Film Frame..©Lucasfilm 2015

This afternoon, with early box office results in, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” became the highest grossing film of all time in the domestic market, surpassing the $760.5M lifetime gross of Avatar in a record-shattering 20 days of release. In addition, the film crossed the $800M mark at the international box office today.

Through Jan. 5, the film had grossed $758.2M domestically and $799.1M for a global total of $1,557.3M since its Dec. 16 global debut.

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” debuted in the US and Canada on Dec. 18, its first two weeks pushing the domestic annual industry box office to an all-time high of $11B. It has set numerous individual records including:

  • Fastest film to reach $100M (21 hours), $200M (3 days), $300M (5 days), $400M (8 days), $500M (10 days), $600M (12 days), and $700M (16 days)
  • Biggest all-time debut and biggest December debut ($247.966M), propelling the industry to the biggest overall moviegoing weekend of all time ($313.3M for all films, Dec. 18-20)
  • Biggest second weekend of all time ($149.2M), propelling the industry to the biggest overall Christmas weekend of all time ($296.4M for all films, Dec. 25-27)
  • Biggest third weekend of all time ($90.2M)
  • Biggest Thursday preview gross ($57M)
  • Biggest Friday, opening, and single day ($119.1M)
  • Biggest Sunday ($60.55M), Monday ($40.1M), and Tuesday ($37.3M)
  • Biggest Christmas Day ($49.3M) and New Year’s Day ($34.39M)
  • Highest per-theater average for a wide debut ($59,982)
  • Biggest opening week ($390.85M)
  • Biggest IMAX debut ($30.1M)

Globally, the film posted the highest global opening weekend of all time ($528.967M) and surpassed $1B in a record 12 days. It also had the biggest global IMAX debut ($48M) and surpassed $152M in IMAX in a record 19 days. It was the highest international debut in December history with $281M, and it remains #1 in many territories after posting the biggest opening weekend in at least 18 major markets.

Named one of AFI’s top 10 films of 2015,”Star Wars: The Force Awakens” now heads into its fourth weekend of global release ahead of a debut in its final international market, China, on Jan. 9.

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is now playing in theatres everywhere!

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  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy) Reply

    That’s not really a surprise. I’ve seen it three times already myself.

  2. I knew this movie was going to be huge but wow! We haven’t gone to see it yet, I know people who’ve been like 5 times lol

  3. Is there really any doubt that this was going to be #1? I’m not even a huge Star Wars fan and I went and saw it and liked it!

  4. I’m not surprised at all, I’ve heard some great things about it. I am not really in a rush to see it though its really not my type of movie!

  5. i just saw it today and i loved it. i can actually see it again. lol. it is an awesome movie.

  6. I am not surprised they broke a lot of records. The whole world looked forward to seeing this film. I watched it on the first week with my family.

  7. I think I might be the only person that has not seen this yet. I am not a huge fan but I am thinking my husband might want to see it once it is on bluray.

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