Box Office: ‘Star Wars: the Force Awakens’ Crosses $1 Billion Globally, Fastest Ever
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” broke another record over Christmas weekend. The movie surged past $1 billion worldwide faster than any movie before it.
Some more records:
In U.S. box office over the weekend, the film earned $153.3 million, the biggest ever for Christmas weekend and the best second weekend for a film ever.
According to Variety, “The Force Awakens” has grossed $544.6 million in the U.S. and nearly $1.1 billion worldwide. And it still has not opened in China.
It looks like the $2 billion worldwide mark might just happen. Watch out “Avatar” and “Titanic.”
Despite “Star Wars” continuing to dominate, some movies that opened this weekend did well:
“Daddy’s Home” starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg earned $38.8 million (budget: $50 million).
“Joy” starring Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, and Bradley Cooper earned $17.5 million (budget: $60 million).
“Concussion” starring Will Smith earned $11 million (budget: $35 million).
“Point Break” the reboot of the cult favorite from Kathryn Bigelow wiped out. It earned $10.2 million but given its $105 million budget, that’s not good for its U.S. box office. It has however earned $40 million in China, so not a total bust.