The tides have settled and the numbers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens are in, so let’s break them down.
It’s no surprise that Star Wars: The Force Awakens broke some records, but just how many did it break? And where is it sitting on the all-time list for blockbuster, money-making giants?
So, here it is, a list of various records broken by the seventh instalment of the Star Wars franchise:
Fastest film to reach $1 billion at the box office, crossing the threshold in 12 glorious days of lightsaber fuelled fun. The film beat out Jurassic World which previously held the record (if only for a couple of months) at 13 days.
The biggest opening day at the domestic (U.S.) box office posting up $119.1 billion George Washington’s, edging out our wand-wielding friend Harry Potter in Part 2 of the Deathly Hallows by a comfortable $30 million. Those numbers go to show just how big Star Wars fandom is, and boy, are we impressed.
Considering the above numbers, it’s no surprise that it also closed out the biggest opening weekend at $247.96 dead presidents, leap-frogging Jurassic World by a cheeky $40 million.
Current figures have Star Wars: The Force Awakens as the third member of the exclusive and James Cameron dominated $2 billion dollar club (not a shabby effort) sitting amongst Titanic and Avatar.
I’m confident that Disney and Lucas Films are laughing all the way to the bank, and perhaps they’re even building their own bank so they can laugh around the clock, and who knows, maybe Star Wars 8: The Force Needed a Nap (working title) will break even more records.