‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ makes $1 billion in record time
It took 12 days for Star Wars: The Force Awakens to bring in a global box office haul of $1 billion.
Mark another record broken, and stolen from fellow 2015 release Jurassic World, which accomplished the same feat in 13 days. Though Jurassic differed, being a summer release that also enjoyed the infusion of cash from the massive Chinese market, where Star Wars has yet to open.
To say that Hollywood has never seen a success on the scale of The Force Awakens is an understatement, with the movie’s trail of broken records setting the bar so high it’s hard to imagine anything in the future — except for, maybe, more Star Wars — reaching such heights. Read more…