Having surpassed the $1 billion mark in record time yesterday, Star Wars: The Force Awakens has now ticked off another milestone, with the seventh instalment becoming the highest-grossing entry in the Star Wars saga.
The Force Awakens has now pulled in $1.09 billion and counting, overtaking the $1.027 billion of Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. However, this does not account for inflation, and adjusted the film still trails all three chapters of the Original Trilogy, as well as The Phantom Menace.
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens sees J.J. Abrams directing returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Kenny Baker (R2-D2), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) and Tim Rose (Admiral Ackbar), in addition to Adam Driver (Girls), Oscar Isaac (A Most Violent Year), Andy Serkis (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Domhnall Gleeson (Ex Machina), John Boyega (Attack the Block), Daisy Ridley (Silent Witness), Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave), Ken Leung (Lost), Miltos Yerolemou (Game of Thrones), Max von Sydow (The Exorcist), Jessica Henwick (Spirit Warriors), Christina Chong (24: Live Another Day), Simon Pegg (Star Trek) and newcomers Crystal Clarke and Pip Andersen.