All The Records Star Wars: The Force Awakens Has Broken So Far

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If you've just crawled out of a literal cave where you lived for the last twelve days, you may not have heard: Star Wars: The Force Awakens is an incredible success at the box office. We've posted about 500 articles here about its various records and successes (I have personally written about 400. I'm slipping), and those headlines aren't likely to stop anytime soon.

So what records has it secured for Lucasfilm and Disney? Here's our as comprehensive-as-possible list. All numbers according to official distributor tracking. BoxOfficeMojo used for previous record reference.

Thursday Night Preview $57 million, over Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 at $43.5 million

Friday $119,119,282, over Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 at $91 million; Also has 20th highest all time, and highest non-opening Friday with $49.3 million second Friday

Opening Day $119,119,282, over Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 at $91 million

Single Day $119.1 million over HPatDHp2 at $91 million; Also has 15, 22, 27, 37, 39 highest single day on this list.

Sunday $60.6 million, over Jurassic World at 57.2 million; Also has #5 all time with $47.6 million second Sunday

Opening Weekend $247,966,675, over Jurassic World at $208.8 million

Opening Weekend Worldwide $529 million, over Jurassic World at $524.9 million

December Opening $247.97 million, over The Hobbit at $84.6 million

Top Opening Theater Average - Wide Release $59,982 per theater over Jurassic World at $48,855

Monday $40.1 million, over Spider-Man 2 at $27.7 million

Tuesday $37.4 million, over Amazing Spider-Man (opening day, no less) at $35 million

Christmas Day $49.3 million, over Sherlock Holmes at $24.6 million

Second Weekend $153.5 million, over Jurassic World at $106.6 million

Opening Week $391.1 million, over Jurassic World at $296.2 million.

3-Day, 4-Day, 5-Day, 6-Day, 7-Day, 8-Day, 9-Day, 10-Day Gross All eclipsing Jurassic World, final total after 10 days $544.6 million

Fastest to $50, 100, 150, 200, 250, 300, 350, 400, 450, 500 million All eclipsing Jurassic World; $544 million after 10 days, with old record $500.4 million after 17.

Fastest to $1 billion Worldwide 12 Days, over Jurassic World at 13 days (JW opened same date in China, as well, second largest market, TFA opens there Jan 9, 2016)

Top two grossing weekends all-time (#1 movie, leading highest theater gross overall) Dec 18-20, Dec 25-27

Other international records: Biggest single box office day in Norway and Sweden, biggest December opening in France, Italy, others

Other domestic records: Holiday opening, December opening, PG-13 opening, Non-opening Tuesday Wednesday Friday.

 

Oh, and just for fun, yes, Star Wars: The Force Awakens holds the record for most box office records, with 37 domestic-related records (and more international) so far; Avatar, whose records in domestic and worldwide gross and 3rd-7th weekends Star Wars is now officially chasing.

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    • wheelwork
    • 2254 Posts in 21 Months

    You forgot one record: The record for breaking every other freaking record!

    • LucasS
    • 40 Posts in 19 Months

    wheelwork said ... (original post)

    You forgot one record: The record for breaking every other freaking record!

    Ha! You missed what I put at the bottom!

    "Oh, and just for fun, yes, Star Wars: The Force Awakens holds the record for most box office records, with 37 domestic-related records (and more international) so far; Avatar, whose records in domestic and worldwide gross and 3rd-7th weekends Star Wars is now officially chasing."

    :)

    • wheelwork
    • 2254 Posts in 21 Months

    LucasS said ... (original post)

    Ha! You missed what I put at the bottom!

    "Oh, and just for fun, yes, Star Wars: The Force Awakens holds the record for most box office records, with 37 domestic-related records (and more international) so far; Avatar, whose records in domestic and worldwide gross and 3rd-7th weekends Star Wars is now officially chasing."

    :)

    ;) Isn't it awesome!

    • ErikMarie
    • 12 Posts in 22 Months

    In the Force we trust.

    • CB115631
    • 67 Posts in 8 Months

    So far, Star Wars the Force Awakens has broken many records because it has most of the original cast.

    Plus, it has some great special effects: http://starwarstheforceawakens.yolasite.com

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