J.J. Abrams’s sci-fi epic in a galaxy far, far away continues to smash records as Star Wars: The Force Awakens becomes the first film in history to cross $800 million domestically.
The film ended the weekend at the top of the US box office for the fourth week in a row, battling stiff competition from Golden Globe and Oscar contender The Revenant, with $41.6 million. This gives the movie a domestic total of $812 million and $1.73 billion worldwide. Still a long way to go before it tops Avatar. However, if it can keep up this pace or stay on cinema screens for long enough, there is a chance it could pass $1 billion domestically.
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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), KennyBaker (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.