Star Wars: The Force Awakens Breaks Multiple Records And Is Truly In A League Of Its Own

The other day DEADLINE published a list of the records that Star Wars: The Force Awakens has etched for itself in the film world and it’s more than impressive.  Episode VII is still going faster than a certain, popular, Corellian YT-1300 light freighter.  Take a look for yourself and while you are reading this, we are going BACK to the theater to see it again.

Kylo_Ren_JPVALDERRAMAKylo Ren by J.P. Valderrama

Fastest highest-grossing film at domestic B.O.: 20 days (beats Avatar‘s $760.5M)

Fastest to $700M at domestic B.O.: 16 days (crossed January 2)

Fastest to $600M at domestic B.O.: 12 days (crossed December 29)

bb8-2BB-8 by Andy Fairhurst

Fastest to $500M at domestic B.O.: 10 days (crossed December 27)

Fastest to $400M at domestic B.O.: 8 days (crossed December 25)

Fastest to $300M at domestic B.O.: 5 days (crossed December 22)

kaz-oomori-star-warsPoe & FN-2199 by Kaz Oomori

Fastest to $200M at domestic B.O.: 3 days (crossed December 20)

Fastest to $100M at domestic B.O.: 21 hours (crossed December 18)

Biggest preview night ever: $57M

Laurie_G_The-Force-Awakens-teaser-poster-PP-SLCCsmallThe Force Awakens by Laurie Greasley

Biggest opening day at the domestic B.O.: $119.1M

Biggest opening weekend at the domestic B.O.: $247.97M

Highest per-theater average for a wide debut: $59,982

The-Force-768x1024The Force by Rich Davies

Best Imax opening: global ($48M) and domestic ($30.1M)

Biggest opening week at the domestic B.O.: $390.85M

Biggest opening weekend at the worldwide B.O.: $528.97M

STARWARS_Orlando-Arocena_vector_the-FORCE_1Star Wars: The Force Awakens by Orlando Arocena

Biggest domestic Sunday ($60.55M), Monday ($40.1M), Tuesday ($37.3M), Christmas Day ($49.3M) and New Year’s Day ($34.39M)

Biggest second domestic weekend: $149.2M

Biggest third domestic weekend: $90.2M

sw__force_awakens_by_aseo-d98h8f3Star Wars: The Force Awakens by Vincent Aseo

As of December 30 cume of $629M made it the highest-grossing film domestically in Disney history, surpassing in 13 days the $623.4M gross of Marvel’s The Avengers from 2012.

Pushed the total domestic annual box office to a record $11B on December 29

Fastest to cross $1 billion at global B.O.: 12 days (crossed December 27, beating Jurassic World‘s record of 13 days)

star wars_cover_final_2_72Star Wars: The Force Awakens by Chris Malbon

Led biggest total weekend (for all films): $312.9M (December 18-20) 

Led biggest total Christmas weekend (for all films): $296.4M (December 25-27)

Biggest December foreign debut: $281M (beating Avatar’s $164.5M in 2009)

Star-Wars-The-Force-Awaken-724x1024Star Wars: The Force Awakens by Simon Delart

We have a feeling that this list is going to get longer, MUCH longer as the next few weeks go by.  We also have a strong feeling that it will set some records for sales when it becomes available on Blu-Ray and DVD later this year.  If you like the art in this article head on over to the Poster Posse’s official website HERE.  They did a massive 5 “episode” art tribute to the film that is absolutely fantastic.


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