Walt Disney Pictures just confirmed Star Wars: The Force Awakens has snatched Avatar‘s record as the highest grossing domestic film in history. The new Star Wars has pulled in more than Avatar‘s final theatrical domestic gross of $760.5 million as of January 6, 2016. And, it took The Force Awakens only 20 days to beat Avatar‘s numbers. As of today, Star Wars Episode VII has also rung up more than $800 million internationally.
In addition to announcing Star Wars‘ new title as the highest grossing domestic film, Disney released other fun box office facts about the sci-fi action movie:
· Fastest film to reach $100M (21 hours), $200M (3 days), $300M (5 days), $400M (8 days), $500M (10 days), $600M (12 days), and $700M (16 days).
· Biggest all-time debut and biggest December debut ($247.966M), propelling the industry to the biggest overall moviegoing weekend of all time ($313.3M for all films, Dec. 18-20).
· Biggest second weekend of all time ($149.2M), propelling the industry to the biggest overall Christmas weekend of all time ($296.4M for all films, Dec. 25-27).
· Biggest third weekend of all time ($90.2M).
· Biggest Thursday preview gross ($57M).
· Biggest Friday, opening, and single day ($119.1M).
· Biggest Sunday ($60.55M), Monday ($40.1M), and Tuesday ($37.3M).
· Biggest Christmas Day ($49.3M) and New Year’s Day ($34.39M).
· Highest per-theater average for a wide debut ($59,982).
· Biggest opening week ($390.85M).
· Biggest IMAX debut ($30.1M).
The Star Wars: The Force Awakens Plot: Thirty years after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, the galaxy faces a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and the First Order. When a defector named Finn crash-lands on a desert planet, he meets Rey (Daisy Ridley), a tough scavenger whose droid contains a top-secret map. Together, the young duo joins forces with Han Solo (Harrison Ford) to make sure the Resistance receives the intelligence concerning the whereabouts of Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), the last of the Jedi Knights.