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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Passes The Avengers At The Box Office

Posted By:Matt McGloin
Tue, 01/05/2016 - 12:58

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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:

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(via Amazon's Box Office Mojo)