Star Wars: The Force Awakens Passes $1 Billion At International Box Office

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens has passed $1 billion at the global box office and is well on the way to the $2 billion mark globally.

The film generated $47.3 million this weekend overseas, lifting the total to $1,012,600,000 at the international box office and the global total to $1.863 billion.

The all-time record, of course, is Avatar's $2.788 billion, which seems plausible but not likely for The Force Awakens to reach at this point in its run. The film has already far outpaced Avatar at the North American box office to take the top spot domestically.

Next on its hit list is Titanic from Avatar filmmaker James Cameron, which earned a more manageable $2.2 billion during its theatrical run.

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.