Star Wars: The Force Awakens just keeps breaking box office records.
The latest record set by the film – earning $1 billion at the global box office in a mere 12 days. That breaks the previous record held by Jurassic World which earned $1 billion in 17 days last summer.
As of December 27, the film earned $544.6 million at the domestic box office and $1.09 billion worldwide.
The film earned $500 million at the domestic box office in just 10 days. It also had the biggest Christmas Day box office of all time with $49.3 million, and it surpassed The Dark Knight to become the fifth biggest movie at the US box office of all time.
Other records for The Force Awakens: the biggest domestic debut of all time, a single-day box office record of $119.1 million, and the first movie to make $100 million in one day at the domestic box office. The film has also had the biggest Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday at the box office ever.
Globally the film earned $529 million in its first weekend (worldwide) – which just happens to be the biggest global debut ever. The film also set records for the biggest opening weekend in nearly 20 countries around the world.
Given its current box office clout, it is quite possible that The Force Awakens will dethrone Avatar as the biggest domestic movie ever. And, it is well on its way to earning $2 billion – only two other movies have done that: Avatar and Titanic.