‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Surpasses $2 Billion This Weekend | Film News
After much anticipation, The Force Awakens has finally crossed the $2 billion milestone worldwide; making it the third highest-grossing film of all time. Taking 53 days, the seventh installment to the Star Wars saga has reached a total of $2.08 billion, narrowly behind Titanic ($2.187 billion) and top spot holder Avatar ($2.787 billion).
It was also announced on Friday that the movie had raised a grand total of $900 million at the domestic box office, becoming the only film in history to break that mark. Disney chairman Alan Horn released a statement, explaining: “This is a historic moment for Star Wars, for Lucasfilm, and for Disney, and all of us here are extremely gratified to be a part of this journey with fans around the world who have made The Force Awakens such an extraordinary success”.
He continued: “The film’s achievements are truly astounding, and it’s our great honor to relaunch this cinematic galaxy not only for all the devoted decades-long fans but for a new generation who will keep the Star Wars legacy alive for many years to come”. See Episode VIII – the next adventure into a galaxy far, far away in December 2017.
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