“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Hits $2 Billion Worldwide
Star Wars: The Force Awakens continues to do numbers.
The film has crossed the $900 million mark in North America, making it the first film in history to achieve that milestone. It's also crossed the $2 billion mark at the worldwide box office, becoming only the third film in history to achieve that feat after Avatar and Titanic, reports The Hollywood Reporter.
"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," said Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn.
"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," Horn continued in a statement.
While Force Awakens is the top-grossing film of all time domestically, Avatar will remain the No. 1 title of all time globally with $2.788 billion.