Following the news that Star Wars: The Force Awakens has become the first film in history to pass $800 million domestically, it can now lay claim to being the third biggest film of all-time.
With its weekend takings of $41.6 million domestically, Star Wars: The Force Awakens also brought its worldwide total to $921 million – giving it a global total of $1.78 billion. This means the film has surpassed Jurassic World‘s $1.69 billion, and puts it just behind Titanic‘s $2.1 billion. Disney and Lucasfilm were hoping that a strong opening in China could help it steer its way to the number one spot, but that remains to be seen. The film did open to $53 million – which is good – but that might not be enough for the sci-fi epic to topple Avatar‘s $2.7 billion.
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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.