Seems like Star Wars is still kicking strong, even two months after its release. Disney has stated that on the 50th day after its release, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is expected to cross the $900 million amount. This would make it the first film in box office history to ever make $900 million. Not only that, but its expected to make globally $2 billion on Saturday. This makes it the third movie to ever reach that mark.
In a statement by Alan Horn, the Walt Disney Studios chairman: “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.”
This comes as no surprise of course, Star Wars Episode VII has been breaking records ever since its release. It’s earned its place as China’s best Saturday/Sunday opening ever, after earning $53 million upon its Chinese release. Not to mention it being the fastest film worldwide to earn $1 billion (in only 12 days).
But it’s properly earned. Star Wars: The Force Awakens marks the series’ return after 10 years. It was happily welcomed by old and new fans alike. And it was a movie that delivered, coming to raving reviews and ecstatic fans.