J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens is celebrating the end of it’s run by crossing the $2 billion mark at the worldwide box office, becoming only the third film in history to achieve that feat after Avatar and Titanic.
In North America, it will jump the $900 million mark on Friday, another milestone. It’s expected to clear $2 billion globally sometime on Saturday.
“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.”
Through Thursday, The Force Awakens has earned an estimated $899.1 million domestically and $1,096 billion internationally for a global total of $1,995 billion.
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