The Force Awakens passing Avatar to become the biggest film ever domestically
On Tuesday, Star Wars: The Force Awakens added $8 million domestically and $13 million internationally for a total of $21 million for the day. The film has now earned $758.2 million in North America and $799.1 million overseas for a worldwide total of $1.557 billion.
Domestically, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is already the #1 movie of 2015 to date and the #2 movie of all-time, and will pass Avatar ($760.5 million) today to claim the #1 spot. Internationally, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is already the #5 movie of 2015 to date. Globally, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is already the #2 movie of 2015 to date and already the #4 movie of all-time.
The international totals by territory are as follows:
United Kingdom $148.7M
The film will open in China on January 9.
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.