Star Wars: The Force Awakens Becomes First Film In History To Pass $800 Million At Domestic Box Office
After passing Avatar this week to become the top-grossing film in domestic box office history, Star Wars: The Force Awakens took only a few days to reach another milestone: over the weekend, Episode VII passed the $800 million mark -- obviously, the first film ever to do so.
The film earned $41.6 million to take the #1 spot at the box office for the third week in a row, followed by The Revenant with a very respectable $38 million debut. The Mark Wahlberg/Will Ferrell comedy Daddy's Home took third place with $15 million, and The Forest ($13 million) and Sisters ($7 million) rounded out the top five.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens total domestic box office take now stands at $812 million. Check out Comicbook.com's list of the highest grossing movies of all-time at the worldwide box office.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens, directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan & Abrams, features a cast including actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o, Gwendoline Christie, Crystal Clarke, Pip Andersen, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow. They will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens hit theaters December 18, 2015, kicking off a new trilogy of Saga films as Episodes VIII and IX are already scheduled. The film garnered a record $247 million at the domestic box office and $529 million globally in its opening weekend.