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‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Is the Highest Grossing Domestic Film of All-Time

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Is the Highest Grossing Domestic Film of All-Time

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It’s official, Star Wars: The Force Awakens has become the highest grossing domestic film of all time, earning more than Avatar (lifetime gross $760.5 million) in only 20 days since its release. In addition to that, the film has also crossed the $800 million mark at the international box office.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens debuted on December 18, 2015 in the US and Canada. In its first two weeks it pushed the domestic annual industry box office to an all-time high of $11 billion, but that’s not the only records the film broke.

Take a full look at all the records Star Wars: The Force Awakens has broken below!

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Records Broken

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Records Broken

  • 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)

Named one of AFI’s top 10 films of 2015, Star Wars: The Force Awakens has now debuted in all international markets. The film was released yesterday (January 9, 2016) in China.

Emma Loggins Emma Loggins is the Editor in Chief of FanBolt. She updates daily on the latest entertainment news, her opinions on current happenings in the media, screening/filming opportunities, inside scoops and more.  She’s been writing on the world of geekdom and pop culture since 2002!

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