Force Awakens Is Now No. 2 Domestic Film of All Time

JJ Abrams' flick pulls in $88M more in 3rd weekend of release
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 3, 2016 11:24 AM CST
Force Awakens Is Now No. 2 Domestic Film of All Time
Daisey Ridley as Rey and John Boyega as Finn, in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."   (Film Frame/Disney/Lucasfilm via AP)

Another week of release, another round of records for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which has now plowed past Titanic and Jurassic World to become the No. 2 grossing film of all time domestically, with a total take of $740.3 million. "The Force Awakens is picking off records one at a time as it explodes up the box office chart," an analyst tells USA Today. "The speed with which it has set all these records is unprecedented." The last remaining domestic hurdle is Avatar, which pulled in $760.5 million in its lifetime, notes the AP. Globally, Force Awakens has pulled in some $1.5 billion, which puts it at No. 6; Avatar also sits atop that list, with $2.7 billion. Elsewhere at the box office, Daddy's Home brought in $29 million and The Hateful Eight took home $16.2 million. (More Star Wars stories.)

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