Star Wars: The Force Awakens is officially the third highest-grossing movie in box office history after overtaking Jurassic World.
The dinosaur epic, starring Chris Pratt, grossed a global total of $1.67 billion following its release last June (15), placing it behind James Cameron films Titanic and Avatar, which holds the top spot with $2.78 billion.
However, the latest Star Wars sequel, directed by J.J. Abrams, is quickly climbing up the all-time chart and has pushed Jurassic World into fourth place, thanks to another bumper box office haul.
The Force Awakens opened in China, its last big market, on Saturday (09Jan16), when it raked in a record $53 million, making it the best Saturday or Sunday bow ever in the country, and helping to boost the blockbuster’s international gross to $104.3 million for the weekend.
It also continued to reign over the North American box office, where it grossed another $41.6 million to successfully fight off Leonardo DiCaprio’s The Revenant, which debuts at two with $38 million.
Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell comedy Daddy’s Home is at three, while horror film The Forest is new at four, and Amy Poehler and Tina Fey’s Sisters rounds out the new top five at five.
The Force Awakens has already been named the biggest movie ever in the U.S. and Canada, after passing the $760.5 million Avatar hauled in on Wednesday (06Jan16). Its current domestic total stands at $812 million.
– Cover Media0