Star Wars: The Force Awakens Set To Pass Avatar After $88.3 Million New Year's Weekend



It looks like sometime Monday the domestic box office will have a new champion. Over New Year’s weekend, Star Wars: The Force Awakens continued to rule the box office, bringing in a $88.3 million. It’s the third straight weekend that Star Wars: The Force Awakens has topped the domestic box office. It’s also the third straight record weekend for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which now owns the record for best opening weekend, best second weekend, and best third weekend.

The $88.3 million take for New Year’s weekend brings Star Wars: The Force Awakens total domestic box office to $740.3 million. Star Wars: The Force Awakens is now firmly in second place, trailing only Avatar. On Monday, Star Wars: The Force Awakens should pass Avatar’s domestic box office of $760.5 million. If for some reason, Star Wars: The Force Awakens comes up short and doesn’t pass Avatar on Monday, then it will surely claim the record by Tuesday at the latest.


At the global box office, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is currently in sixth place with a $1.51 billion box office. While the film still has a ways to go to claim Avatar’s top spot of $2.79 billion at the worldwide box office, it’s important to remember that Star Wars: The Force Awakens has yet to open in China. Once it does, the film will likely have a good shot at taking Avatar’s worldwide record as well.

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  1. I don't think Star Wars will break the global record. Too much ground to make up, and it's opened in virtually all major foreign markets already. China may bring in a $100 million or $200 million tops, but definitely not $1 billion. Avatar was so successful because it had revolutionary 3D, which foreign markets LOVE. The Force Awakens, while a great movie, has a completely forgettable 3D experience. That won't cut it overseas.

    • CB121417
    • 2 Posts in 12 Months

    Avatar took 238 days/34 weeks plus a second theatrical release reach 2.79 Billion. Star Wars hasn't even been out for a month yet.

    • CB115631
    • 68 Posts in 13 Months

    Star Wars the Force Awakens will surpass the Avatar in revenue due to it being a classic movie with original cast members, plus a great story line.

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  2. pretty good for a movie to be pushing past a (for now) one off with only 6 movies to build a following over 38 years

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