Star Wars: The Force Awakens Marches Closer to $1 Billion Internationally

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens is likely within one weekend of hitting $1 billion - in just the international box office market. The film pulled in a fresh $11.5 million on Tuesday overseas, bringing it to $946.9 million total in international theaters.

That puts Force Awakens at #6 all-time on that chart, beating out Avengers: Age of Ultron for the mark. It also puts it likely two days away from the top five, where it will pass Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 with $960.5 million. A solid second weekend in China should push it past $1 billion overseas.

On the domestic market, the film is now at $819.7 million. That is tops domestically all-time, of course, and continuing to grow. Even with inflation adjustments, which is far from a perfect science as it takes no other economic or competitive factors into account, Force is in the top 15, and within spitting distance of Avatar's adjusted total of around $837 million (unadjusted it topped at $760.5, long since passed). If the Force Awakens hits $1 billion in North American markets, it would be the first film to ever do so, and would put it at least at #9 on the inflation-adjusted list (the only film in the top 10 from this century, too).

Star Wars: The Force Awakens, as a reminder, has only been in theaters for four weekends, and not even a month yet. Avatar did 34 weekends, Titanic 41 weekends, Jurassic World did 23 (over the summer, a traditionally much more difficult timeframe as far as staying power goes), The Avengers did 22, Age of Ultron 23, and Furious 7 was on the low end of the spectrum at 11 weeks.