Star Wars: The Force Awakens Ph: Film Frame ©Lucasfilm 2015
Kathryn Lindsay
January 04, 2016 5:21 am

One by one, Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been de-throning some of the most successful movies in cinematic history when it comes to domestic gross. In this weekend alone, the newest film in the highly-revered franchise earned another $88.3 million, bumping its total domestic gross up to $740.3 million, and that’s just after nineteen days.

This sets it well ahead of its competitors, such as Jurassic World, which earned a total of $652.3 million and Titanic, which earned $658.7 million. It now sits comfortably in second place in the list of top-grossing domestic films, only behind Avatar, whose total earnings of $760.5 million Star Wars seems poised to surpass.

Not only is this record impressive on its own, but Star Wars is also doing it impressively quickly. Think about it this way: that $760.5 million earned by Avatar was accumulated in over 70 days. Star Wars has only about $20 million to go to beat that, and that’s after less than three weeks.

With a global total of $184.6 million under its belt, no matter what happens, Star Wars is sitting pretty. We should probably go see it one more time just to be sure.

(Image via Lucasfilm)

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