Star Wars: The Force Awakens surpasses $1 billion in record time
Star Wars: The Force Awakens posted an estimated $286.8 million globally ($153.5 million domestically and $133.3 million overseas) in its second weekend to cross the $1 billion global mark with $1.090 billion in record time on Sunday, Dec. 27, its 12th day in global release. It’s the latest of many industry records set by the film, which has earned an estimated $545 million domestically in 10 days and $546 million internationally in 12 days (excluding China, where the film opens Jan. 9).
Domestic records include biggest domestic and biggest December debut of all time ($247.9 million); biggest second weekend of all time ($153.5 million); biggest Thursday preview gross ($57 million); biggest Friday, opening, and single day ($119.1 million); biggest Sunday ($60.5 million), Monday ($40.1 million), Tuesday ($37.3 million), and Christmas Day ($49.3 million); highest per-theater average for a wide debut ($59,982); biggest IMAX debut ($30.1 million); and fastest film to reach $100 million (1 day), $200 million (2 days), $300 million (5 days), $400 million (8 days), and $500 million (10 days).
Global and international records include biggest worldwide debut ($529 million); fastest film to $1 billion globally (12 days); biggest IMAX global debut ($48 million); and biggest opening weekend in UK (4-day), Australia, Russia, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Austria, Poland (3-day), Denmark (5-day), Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Croatia, Ukraine, Iceland, Serbia, New Zealand.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is already the #2 movie of 2015 to date and the #5 movie of all-time. Internationally, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is already the #6 movie of 2015 to date, and globally Star Wars: The Force Awakens is already the #5 movie of 2015 to date and the #15 movie of all-time.
IMAX’s global box office for Star Wars: The Force Awakens delivered a worldwide holiday weekend of $27.5M, on 673 IMAX screens, taking the global cume of $106 million in record time: 12 days (without a China release) vs. Jurassic World, which took 18 days to reach $100 million (with a day and date China release). The North American total will come to $70 million inside 11 days (faster than previous quickest, Avatar’s 30 days).
Here are the highlights from international markets so far:
Directed by J.J. Abrams, the movie stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Max Von Sydow. Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk produced the film with Tommy Harper and Jason McGatlin serving as executive producers. The screenplay is by Lawrence Kasdan & J.J. Abrams and Michael Arndt.