‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ set to surpass ‘Titanic’ at box office
New year, new record broken by Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
According to Walt Disney Studios, The Force Awakens will pass Titanic ($658.7 million) Friday to become the second highest-grossing film of all time domestically. It also will pass Jurassic World ($652.3 million) to become the No. 1 film in 2015 domestically.
Disney says that as of December 31, The Force Awakens’ domestic box office total is an estimated $652 million and the international box office total is an estimated $679.2 million. Final numbers are out Monday
Internationally, the movie is the No. 5 movie of 2015. Globally the film is the No. 4 movie of 2015 and the No. 8 movie of all-time.
The J.J. Abrams-directed movie is a big reason why the North American box office moved past a record $11 billion in 2015, which was announced Tuesday. Also announced this week: Star Wars: The Force Awakens crossed the $600 million mark faster than any other movie in history.