Star Wars: The Force Awakens Passes The Avengers At The Box Office
The battle of the box office continues as The Force is strong with Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which has now passed The Avengers and Furious 7 on the all time worldwide box office gross.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens also sits at the #2 spot domestically ($742.2 million), just about $20 million shy of 2009's Avatar ($760.5 million).
As it stands, Star Wars: The Force Awakens has a worldwide cume of $1.528 billion giving the movie the #4 spot overall, trailing Jurassic World ($1.669 billion), Titanic ($2.186 billion) and Avatar ($2.788 billion).
The Avengers finished with $1.159 billion worldwide, with $623.3 million in the U.S.
Other notable recent records for Star Wars: The Force Awakens includes:
• Star Wars: The Force Awakens scored the second best January weeked (shy of Avatar).
• Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the fastest film to cross $700 million in the U.S. - doing so in only 16 days - compared to Avatar's 72 days.
• Star Wars: The Force Awakens has also broken at least 40 records:
(via Amazon's Box Office Mojo)