Box Office: ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Makes Record $40.1 Million on Monday

Another U.S. box office record has fallen: “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” earned $40.1 million on Monday. This passed the previous record of “Spider-Man 2” in 2004 which was $27.2 million over the July 4th holiday.

From Variety:

“The Force Awakens” has made $288.1 million in North American ticket sales. It was bolstered by school holidays — more than 70% of schools are off Monday and that percentage will climb as the week progresses and Christmas nears.

Internationally, the film added $41.7 million in receipts, pushing its worldwide gross to $610.8 million worldwide. Many box office analysts believe that “The Force Awakens” has a chance to join “Titanic” and “Avatar” as the only films to cross the $2 billion mark globally.

Box Office- 'Star Wars- The Force Awakens' Makes Record $40.1 Million on Monday

So exciting!

I’m tempted to watch again, but the movie probably doesn’t need my money now. It has so much momentum. Let’s see what happens on Christmas weekend.

Movies Box OfficeStar Wars