It’s only a matter of time before it does this on a global scale, but Star Wars: The Force Awakens has overtaken Spectre to become the biggest movie of 2015 here in the UK.
Having pulled in £94.06 million so far, The Force Awakens has also surpassed James Cameron’s Avatar to become the second-highest grossing release of all-time in the UK. The record on these shores is held by Skyfall, which earned just shy of £103 million.
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The Force Awakens is currently the seventh-highest grossing film of all time worldwide, with $1.39 billion. It is expected to overtake Avengers: Age of Ultron ($1.41 billion), Furious 7 ($1.52 billion) and The Avengers ($1.52 billion) this weekend to climb to fourth on the all-time list.
UPDATE: After pulling in $88.3 million domestically and $96.3 million internationally, The Force Awakens has now overtaken Avengers: Age of Ultron to sit in sixth place in the all-time chart with a global haul of $1.50 billion.
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.