‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Has Earned $900 Million Domestically; Hits $2B Globally

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UPDATE:

It’s official: J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens has crossed the $900 million mark in North America, as well as the $2 billion mark globally. Domestically, it’s the only movie in history to ever accomplish that feat, however, its current worldwide total of $2.008361 billion means that it will likely remain at the third spot on the list of the highest-grossing movies of all-time, right below Titanic and Avatar. What do you guys think? Let us know your thoughts on the news in the comment section.


So far, J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens has broken a number of records since its release, but today Walt Disney Studios have announced that the movie is close to hitting yet another landmark figure at the North American box office. This time, The Force Awakens is nearing the $900 million mark domestically and it should be able to accomplish that feat by the end of Friday. It is the first movie in history to earn that massive figure. Here’s what Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn had to say about the news:

“This is a historic moment for Star Wars, for Lucasfilm, and for Disney, and all of us here are extremely gratified to be a part of this journey with fans around the world who have made Star Wars: The Force Awakens such an extraordinary success. The film’s achievements are truly astounding, and it’s our great honor to relaunch this cinematic galaxy not only for all the devoted decades-long fans but for a new generation who will keep the Star Wars legacy alive for many years to come.”

Given that the movie is currently on its 50th day of release, it’s highly unlikely that it’s going to hit the $1 billion mark in North America, but by the end of tomorrow, the movie will have grossed more than $2 billion globally, which is still an impressive figure nonetheless. What do you guys think? Sound-off your thoughts in the comment section below.

Source: Walt Disney Studios

Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.