The seventh installment in LucasFilms’s franchise, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”, is officially one of the most popular movies of all time. The movie has already broken a US box office record, previously held by James Cameron’s 2009 masterpiece “Avatar”, and it is now nearing a record mark worldwide.
According to Variety, the film is expected break $2 billion on the international level by the end of the week, which would put them less than $800 million behind “Avatar” for the highest grossing film in the world.
“The box office performance of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ shows just how much ‘Star Wars’ is part of the DNA of moviegoers in North America,” Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at Rentrak, said of the film that needed only three weeks to break the domestic box office record. “It shows how important legacy can be for a movie because there’s been an incredible enthusiasm for this one.”
Disney already has plans to release two more films in the franchise over the next few years. If the movies keep doing this well, it’s clear that we are going to have “Star Wars” around for a very long time.
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