Star Wars: The Force Awakens Becomes The Fastest Film To Earn $300 Million

Posted: Dec 23 2015, 6:05am CST | by , Updated: Dec 24 2015, 9:40pm CST, in News | Latest Movie News

 

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Becomes the Fastest Film to Earn $300 Million
 

Star Wars crossed the $300 million mark in record time. Star Wars breaks the records of many previous movies by crossing the $300 million mark in five days on Tuesday.

Star Wars was a big hit before it was even released and J.J. Abrams' efforts have paid off as the movie hit the $300 million spot on Tuesday. That is only five days after the Disney and Lucasfilm release rebooting the marquee sci-fi franchise.

The movie finished Monday with a domestic total of $288.1 million after a $40.1 million on Monday alone which is the biggest showing ever for the day. By midday Tuesday, its gross was north of $300 million, according to THR.

Force Awakens continues to take the record from Jurassic World, which crossed $300 million in eight days total earlier this year, which has been the previous fastest. It might have grossed more, but due to the way box-office numbers are reported, it might have just fallen short.

Usually, Thursday-night previews are factored into Friday's haul, hence the countdown doesn't begin until Friday. Star Wars launched to $248 million domestically and $529 million globally, wresting the crown from Jurassic World, which opened to $208.8 million in North America and $524 million worldwide.

Box-office observers also believe that the way Force Awakens is progressing, it could beat the opening day record of The Amazing Spider-Man on July 3, 2012 which reached $35 million to score the biggest Tuesday of all time.

Force Awakens has obliterated a long list of box-office records. It has already beaten many movies reaching the $300 million mark. Among those movies are

The Avengers in 2012 which took 9 days,

10 days for The Dark Knight in 2008 and Avengers: Age of Ultron in 2015,

12 days for The Dark Knight Rises in 2012 and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire in 2013,

14 days for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen in 2009 and Iron Man 3 in 2013 and

15 days for Avatar (2009) and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 in 2011.

Either way, Star Wars will overtake the entire domestic run of Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones which reached $310.7 million by the end of the day, not accounting for inflation. Directed by George Lucas, Attack of the Clones was released on May 2002.

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