Star Wars: The Force Awakens Passes $1 Billion Globally in Record Time


Star Wars: The Force Awakens crossed the $1 billion mark at the global box office this weekend, edging out the previous record for fastest to the landmark.

Jurassic World made $1 billion in 13 days earlier this year, while Star Wars managed it in 12 -- although it's worth noting that Star Wars had a unique release window; while its midweek release meant that twelve days would include more weekdays and fewer weekend days than most other releases, it also included a holiday weekend to bolster its numbers.

According to Deadline, the film's official take currently stands at $544.57M domestic and $546M international, totalling $1,090.573M.

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.