“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is on Its Way to the Box Office Record

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” pulled in another $88.3 million this weekend, bringing its North American total to $740.3 million in just three weeks.  The all-time U.S. record of $760.5 is held by “Avatar”.  But “The Force Awakens” should beat that in the next few days.  They’re the only movies to surpass $700 million in the U.S., and while it took “Avatar” 72 days, it only took “Star Wars” 16.

 

“The Force Awakens” has grossed $1.51 billion worldwide, which means it’s about to overtake “The Avengers” and “Furious 7” for fourth place on the all-time list.  The current top 3 are “Avatar” ($2.8 billion), “Titanic” ($2.2 billion), and “Jurassic World” ($1.7 billion).

 

Here’s this weekend’s Top 10:

 

1.  “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”, $88.3 million.  Up to $740.3 million in its 3rd week.

2.  “Daddy’s Home”, $29 million.  Up to $93.7 million in its 2nd week.

3.  “The Hateful Eight”, $16.2 million.  Up to $29.6 million in its 2nd week.

4.  “Sisters”, $12.6 million.  Up to $61.7 million in its 3rd week.

5.  “Alvin and the Chipmunks:  The Road Chip”, $11.8 million.  Up to $67.4 million in its 3rd week.

6.  “Joy”, $10.4 million.  Up to $38.7 million in its 2nd week.

7.  “The Big Short”, $9 million.  Up to $33 million in its 4th week.

8.  “Concussion”, $8 million.  Up to $25.4 million in its 2nd week.

9.  “Point Break”, $6.8 million.  Up to $22.4 million in its 2nd week.

10.  “The Hunger Games:  Mockingjay – Part 2”, $4.6 million.  Up to $274.2 million in its 7th week.