Avatar’s six year reign as the King of US Box Office Gross came to an end today as Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens passed the 2009 James Cameron-directed sci-fi epic. Avafans may still hold on to the global box office crown as it looks like it will depend on how big the film blows up in China as to whether or not, Avatar’s global box office record will fall. Read below for Coming Soon’s comprehensive box office analysis, then resume returning to the theater to see TFA over and over.
On Tuesday, Star Wars: The Force Awakens added $8 million domestically and $13 million internationally for a total of $21 million for the day. The film has now earned $758.2 million in North America and $799.1 million overseas for a worldwide total of $1.557 billion.
Domestically, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is already the #1 movie of 2015 to date and the #2 movie of all-time, and will pass Avatar ($760.5 million) today to claim the #1 spot. Internationally, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is already the #5 movie of 2015 to date. Globally, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is already the #2 movie of 2015 to date and already the #4 movie of all-time.
The international totals by territory are as follows:
United Kingdom $148.7M
The film will open in China on January 9.
Directed by J.J. Abrams, the movie stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Max Von Sydow. Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk produced the film with Tommy Harper and Jason McGatlin serving as executive producers. The screenplay is by Lawrence Kasdan & J.J. Abrams and Michael Arndt.