January 7, 2016


‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Passes ‘Avatar’ as Highest-Grossing Domestic Film

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens just passed a huge milestone, as the seventh episode in the franchise is now the highest-grossing film of all time in the domestic market.

The J.J. Abrams opus grossed $764.4 million through Wednesday (Jan. 7), meaning that Avatar’s $760.5 million domestic gross has now been eclipsed, according to Box Office Mojo. Worth noting: Star Wars: The Force Awakens has only been out for 20 days in North America.

By the end of the coming weekend, Star Wars will likely be the first film to ever gross $800 million in the domestic box office. With $1.576 billion grossed worldwide, The Force Awakens is now fourth on that all-time list.

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