Star Wars: The Force Awakens Breaks New Year Record With $88.3 Million, Hits $1.51 Billion Worldwide

Posted: Jan 4 2016, 6:19am CST | by , in News | Latest Movie News

 
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Breaks New Year Record with $88.3 Million, Hits $1.51 Billion Worldwide
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens Becomes the Fastest Movie to Reach $700 Million

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens has gone beyond the $1.5 billion mark on a worldwide level at the box office. It is literally raking in the money like there were no tomorrow.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens appeared in theaters on New Year’s Eve and broke all previous box office records by amassing $88.3 million at home.

This is its third weekend and it is all set to become even more popular with time. The overall domestic amount that this movie has raked in stands at $740.3 million.

A few days ago, it surpassed Jurassic World and Titanic. Thus right now it is the second most lucrative movie. At #1 lies Avatar and that was in a class of its own.

But there are more surprises in store for everyone. For one thing, Star Wars: The Force Awakens could overtake even Avatar and thus become the largest blockbuster film ever.

This film is the fastest to make it to the $700 million mark in about a fortnight. Avatar had taken more than two months to reach such heights of fame. On New Year’s Eve alone, Star Wars raked in $34.5 million, according to EW. On a global level, Star Wars attracted $184.6 million.

This brought its worldwide total to a humongous $1.51 billion. This here moving talkie is ready to take on the likes of Furious 7 and Avengers. Seen from the angle of the Hall of Fame, it is the fourth biggest movie of all time.

IMAX has named it its second highest grossing movie. Star Wars: The Force Awakens will debut in China over the coming weekend. Meanwhile, Daddy’s Home took the second slot this time around and it grossed $29 million. The comedy had Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell starring in it.

The Hateful Eight went on to earn accolades this week too. It is a Quentin Tarantino movie. The domestic total for this film stands at $29.6 million. Sisters and Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip stand at the fifth spot.

Sisters was an R-rated movie. Anomalisa and The Revenant also had some appeal in theaters recently. Movies have a way of either bombing at the box office or catching on (like the Hunger Games and Fast and Furious Series).

And once they manage to lure audiences, the masses just keep coming to theaters to see the large screens that hypnotize and mesmerize with their tantalizing beauty and siren song messages.

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