The news keeps on getting better and better for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Per Box Office Mojo, the film had a great Christmas weekend, as it crossed the $1 billion mark at the worldwide box office. Only 24 movies have been able to reach that slot in history, so it’s a pretty coveted number. Now the question remains if the film can possibly reach $2 billion worldwide or even more?
On top of the film’s other records, it is now the fastest movie ever to reach over $500 million domestically. It’s domestic box office total currently sits at $544 million after pulling in $153 million for its second weekend. That number gives Star Wars: The Force Awakens the largest second weekend at the box office in movie history.
At this rate, the film will easily surpass $600 million domestic. That means it will soon beat Jurassic World’s domestic take of $652 million. In addition, it seems to be an absolute certainty that the film will beat Titanic’s spot on the No. 2 of all time list with $658 million. Since Titanic was released in 1997, no film has been able to surpass its domestic take of $658 million or worldwide take of $2 billion for almost 18 years. It seems that could change very soon.
At the top of the heap is James Cameron’s Avatar with $760 million domestic and $2.78 billion worldwide. That’s a staggering number to be sure. If Star Wars: The Force Awakens can break at least the domestic number, it would certainly be a big win for Disney. It would also probably raise the stakes for James Cameron, who has been hard at work for several sequels to Avatar for quite some time.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens will most certainly dominate the box office field next weekend as well, with little in the way of hard competition on the horizon. It will be interesting to see if the sequel can yet again surpass the $100 million mark in its third weekend of release.