“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” makes $1 billion in 12 days

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“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” has made $1 billion at a light speed pace.

Disney said Sunday, December 27th that its blockbuster broke the $1 billion mark around the world faster than any other film in history.

The sci-fi adventure movie reached the milestone 12 days after its global release. That is one day earlier than the previous record holder — Universal’s “Jurassic World,” which was released earlier this year.

The seventh film in the “Star Wars” saga has made $544.5 million in the U.S.

After only 10 days, it is the fifth biggest film in U.S. box office history.

“The Force Awakens” made $1 billion in half the time it took another Disney hit franchise, Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” to do so this summer.

The film also just had the best Christmas day at the box office, and it captured the biggest second weekend, raking in $153.5 million.

“The Force Awakens” has also won accolades with fans and critics. It holds a 94% score on review site RottenTomatoes.com and has even garnered some Oscar buzz.

The world domination of “The Force Awakens” is far from over, however.

The film has yet to open in China, the second biggest film market in the world. It will open there on January 9.

Here’s a rundown of “The Force Awakens” galactic performance at the box office:

12 — The number of days it took the film to net $1 billion in ticket sales worldwide. That’s an industry record.

$529 million — The global box office opening of the film, which beat the previous record of $525 million held by “Jurassic World.”

$248 million — The film’s opening weekend box office in North America, which overtook the $208.8 million record of “Jurassic World.”

$119.1 million — How much the film brought in on December 18, its opening day in the U.S. That is roughly $30 million more than the previous opening-day record.

$50.6 million — The film’s opening box office in the United Kingdom.

58% — Percentage of its opening weekend audience that was male.

63% — Percentage of its opening weekend audience over the age of 25.

94% — The film’s score on review site, RottenTomatoes.com, as of December 27.

47% — Percentage of the opening weekend box office total that came from 3-D screenings.

4,134 — Number of theaters the film opened in.

$57,568 — The film’s per theater average on opening weekend. That was a record for a widely released film.

$4 billion — The price Disney paid for the franchise’s production company, Lucasfilm, in 2012.

$4.3 billion — How much the “Star Wars” franchise made since its original installment in 1977, not including “The Force Awakens.”

$1.4 billion — 1977’s “Star Wars” U.S. total box office, adjusted for inflation.

10 — Number of years between the last “Star Wars” film, “Revenge of the Sith,” and “The Force Awakens.”

32 — Number of years between “The Return of the Jedi” and “The Force Awakens.”

73 — Age of Harrison Ford, who plays the film’s iconic hero, Han Solo.

3 — Number of “Star Wars” films in the top 15 biggest U.S. box office films of all-time, adjusted for inflation.

20 — Duration in hours of the “Star Wars” movie marathon that took place in theaters across the country before the film opened.

January 9, 2016 — “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” opens in China, world’s second biggest movie market.

December 16, 2016 — Days until the U.S. release of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” Disney’s first “Star Wars” spinoff film.

May 26, 2017 — Days until the U.S. release of “Star Wars: Episode VIII,” the next chapter in the “Star Wars” saga.


  • vultureshalo

    Not denying the movie was good. I saw it and had a good time, but are these numbers adjusted for inflation? Like, how much would this movie have made if it were like 1983?

    • redraider0313

      Read the article… $1.4 billion — 1977’s “Star Wars” U.S. total box office, adjusted for inflation.

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