'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Crosses $1 Billion Worldwide in Record Time
on December 27, 2015
It only took 12 days for Star Wars: The Force Awakens to join the billion dollar club. The film grossed $153.5 million in North America and $133.3 million overseas in its second weekend to reach the set a new record time to achieve the billion dollar benchmark. Notably, without the help of China at this point in its release, where the film won't debut until January 9.
The film is now the #2 movie of 2015 in North America and #5 film of all time at the domestic box office. Internationally, it is the #6 film of the year. Globally, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the #5 film of the year and #15 release of all time.
Notable Global Records for Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Biggest Worldwide Debut - $529M
Fastest Film to $1B Globally - 12 Days
Biggest IMAX Global Debut - $48M
IMAX contributed $27.5 million from 673 screens worldwide, crossing the $100 million mark in the format in record time as well. The previous record holder, Jurassic World, crossed $100 million in IMAX after 18 days in release with the help of China. Star Wars: The Force Awakens has grossed a total of $106 million globally from IMAX screens.
The film posted the biggest Boxing Day of all time in the UK on Saturday and has already grossed a total of $97.2 million in the market after only 10 days in release, the biggest overseas market for the film at this point and making it the #9 film of all time in the United Kingdom.
Other top performers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens overseas include Germany (54.3M), France ($47.8M), Australia ($35.7M), Japan ($31.3M), Mexico ($20.2M), Spain ($19.9M), South Korea ($18.8M), Italy ($18.2M), Russia ($18M), Brazil ($15.9M), and Sweden ($10.9M).
Star Wars: The Force Awakens has grossed a total of $546 million overseas and $1.090 billion worldwide.