The 12 days of Christmas? Forget that. Let’s focus on the 12 days of Starmas. The Force Awakens continues to break just about every box office record there is to break. On Sunday, Disney announced that the film broke the $1 billion mark around the world faster than any other movie in history.
During the all-important Christmas weekend, Star Wars took home $153.5 million domestically. Not only was that the biggest number for the holiday weekend, but it was also the best second weekend for a film in box office history. No film came close to touching Star Wars over the weekend, Daddy’s Home was second with $38.8 million.
Before Star Wars reached $1 billion worldwide in 12 days, it was Jurassic World who held the record at 13 days. But get this, The Force Awakens hasn’t even opened in China (the world’s second-largest movie market) yet. It won’t be released there until Jan. 9.
Box office analyst Paul Dergarabedian of Rentrak is amazed, “You almost have to rewrite all the record books for this movie.” He told Fox News.
Disney will certainly have a lot to celebrate in 2016. By the way, the film has a 95% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and some people believe it might take home some awards.
Fans love it. Critics love it. The world loves it. Your dog probably even loves it.[mashshare]