Star Wars: The Force Awakens Becomes First Film In 40 Years Not Directed By Cameron, Spielberg, Or Lucas To Top All-Time Domestic Box Office


Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the undisputed Box Office Champion of 2015. That's just fact. The Force Awakens has beaten more than a dozen box office records and, as of yesterday, topped Avatar for the highest domestic gross of all time.

That victory doesn't just signify a new footnote financially, it also has a historical meaning as well as far as who sits on top of that throne as Box Office King.

For the last 40 years, the likes of Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, and James Cameron have switched the title back and forth like a game of billion dollar musical chairs. Spielberg started the trend with Jaws in 1975, then Lucas with Star Wars in 1977, then Cameron with Titanic in 1997, and again with Avatar in 2009. The Force Awakens breaks that streak as director J. J. Abrams sits at the top of the list.

Talk about the ultimate bragging right.