Star Wars: The Force Awakens has made a billion dollars just twelve days after its release.
Even before the movie came out, we would have felt safe in saying that Star Wars: The Force Awakens was going to be a financial success. After all, it’s Star Wars. Even the 3D re-release of The Phantom Menace managed to make money and we already knew how poor a film that was. That being the case, there was always the question of just how much money The Force Awakens would make. The answer, it would seem, is all of it.
The slightly more accurate answer, at least as of this past weekend, is a billion dollars. That’s right folks, after only 12 days in theaters, The Force Awakens worldwide ticket sales have reached a billion dollars. This breaks yet another box office record, knocking Jurassic World from its previous position as the fastest film to make a billion. The Force Awakens also crossed the billion dollar threshold in half the time as Disney’s other big 2015 blockbuster: Avengers: Age of Ultron.
What remains to be seen, of course, is just how much money The Force Awakens will ultimately make. Early projections had predicted that it would make close to two billion dollars but still fail to exceed the grand totals of both Titanic (2.1 billion) and Avatar (2.7 billion). With the movie’s profits already making history however, many fans of the film are likely wondering it might even rise higher than those.