Sunday, February 7, 2016

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Passes $2 Billion Worldwide

The latest Box Office Mojo all-time worldwide box office chart reports $2,008,400,000 and counting for the latest episode of Star Wars, making it #3 behind #1 Avatar with $2,788,000,000 and #2 Titanic with $2,186,800,000.

But The Force Awakens has been the all-time #1 in North America for some time now. It recently became the first movie to earn $900 million in box office is the US and Canada; #2, Avatar, had held the record at $760.5 million. 72.7% of Avatar's worldwide total comes from overseas box office, compared to 69.9% for Titanic and just 54.9% for Force Awakens.

In other Star Wars news, the standalone feature ("standalone" means it's separate from Episode One, Episode Two etc) Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will be released on December 16, 2016. The next movie in the Star Wars Saga, Star Wars: Episode VIII, will open on December 15, 2017. Can you say "Moneymoneymoneymoneymoneymoney"? Disney and Lucasfilm can!

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