â€œStar Wars: The Force Awakensâ€ has made $1 billion at a light speed pace.
Disney said Sunday, December 27th that its blockbuster broke the $1 billion mark around the world faster than any other film in history.
The sci-fi adventure movie reached the milestone 12 days after its global release. That is one day earlier than the previous record holder â€” Universalâ€™s â€œJurassic World,â€ which was released earlier this year.
The seventh film in the â€œStar Warsâ€ saga has made $544.5 million in the U.S.
After only 10 days, it is the fifth biggest film in U.S. box office history.
â€œThe Force Awakensâ€ made $1 billion in half the time it took another Disney hit franchise, Marvelâ€™s â€œAvengers: Age of Ultron,â€ to do so this summer.
The film also just had the best Christmas day at the box office, and it captured the biggest second weekend, raking in $153.5 million.
â€œThe Force Awakensâ€ has also won accolades with fans and critics. It holds a 94% score on review site RottenTomatoes.com and has even garnered some Oscar buzz.
The world domination of â€œThe Force Awakensâ€ is far from over, however.
The film has yet to open in China, the second biggest film market in the world. It will open there on January 9.
Hereâ€™s a rundown of â€œThe Force Awakensâ€ galactic performance at the box office:
12 â€” The number of days it took the film to net $1 billion in ticket sales worldwide. Thatâ€™s an industry record.
$529 million â€” The global box office opening of the film, which beat the previous record of $525 million held by â€œJurassic World.â€
$248 million â€” The filmâ€™s opening weekend box office in North America, which overtook the $208.8 million record of â€œJurassic World.â€
$119.1 million â€” How much the film brought in on December 18, its opening day in the U.S. That is roughly $30 million more than the previous opening-day record.
$50.6 million â€” The filmâ€™s opening box office in the United Kingdom.
58% â€” Percentage of its opening weekend audience that was male.
63% â€” Percentage of its opening weekend audience over the age of 25.
94% â€” The filmâ€™s score on review site, RottenTomatoes.com, as of December 27.
47% â€” Percentage of the opening weekend box office total that came from 3-D screenings.
4,134 â€” Number of theaters the film opened in.
$57,568 â€” The filmâ€™s per theater average on opening weekend. That was a record for a widely released film.
$4 billion â€” The price Disney paid for the franchiseâ€™s production company, Lucasfilm, in 2012.
$4.3 billion â€” How much the â€œStar Warsâ€ franchise made since its original installment in 1977, not including â€œThe Force Awakens.â€
$1.4 billion â€” 1977â€™s â€œStar Warsâ€ U.S. total box office, adjusted for inflation.
10 â€” Number of years between the last â€œStar Warsâ€ film, â€œRevenge of the Sith,â€ and â€œThe Force Awakens.â€
32 â€” Number of years between â€œThe Return of the Jediâ€ and â€œThe Force Awakens.â€
73 â€” Age of Harrison Ford, who plays the filmâ€™s iconic hero, Han Solo.
3 â€” Number of â€œStar Warsâ€ films in the top 15 biggest U.S. box office films of all-time, adjusted for inflation.
20 â€” Duration in hours of the â€œStar Warsâ€ movie marathon that took place in theaters across the country before the film opened.
January 9, 2016 â€” â€œStar Wars: The Force Awakensâ€ opens in China, worldâ€™s second biggest movie market.
December 16, 2016 â€” Days until the U.S. release of â€œRogue One: A Star Wars Story,â€ Disneyâ€™s first â€œStar Warsâ€ spinoff film.
May 26, 2017 â€” Days until the U.S. release of â€œStar Wars: Episode VIII,â€ the next chapter in the â€œStar Warsâ€ saga.