One thing is for sure--no one at Disney has a bad feeling about this.
"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" broke $1 billion at the worldwide box office Sunday, its twelfth day of international release, making it the fastest film to ever gross that much as the film continued to destroy every record in its wake through its second weekend in theaters. By Friday, when it doubled-up the previous Christmas Day record, "The Force Awakens" had brought in a global total of $890.3 million in ticket sales, with $440.4 million of that coming Stateside in only its first eight days, according to a statement from the company. The domestic haul pushes Disney to its first $2 billion year in ticket sales at home, breaking the company's previous 2013 record of $1.7 billion, which came behind the strength of "Frozen" and "Iron Man 3," per Variety.
A $133.3 million weekend overseas helped make "Star Wars" the fastest film to ever become a ten-digit earner, edging out the billion-dollar pace set by this year's "Jurassic World" by a day, according to Deadline and specialists at Rentrack. While Disney's $2 billion U.S. gross still lags behind Universal's $2.4 billion 2015, the Force has already chewed up its dinosaur counterpart's global record for single-weekend returns, with a $529 million opening, and hits the $1 billion worldwide mark well before arriving in Chinese theaters, where its January 9th debut in the world's second-largest theatrical market could push it over the threshold as the top-earning movie of all time.
"Star Wars: The Force Awakens," starring Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver and the cast of the original trilogy, has earned $544.57 million domestically and $546 million internationally, according to the latest projections, giving it, to date, a grand total of (let's just write it out, shall we?) $1,090,573,000.00 in global ticket sales, per Deadline.
Over $1 billion of Disney's $2 billion 2015 domestic intake is owed to its pair of $4 billion investments in beloved storytelling brands Marvel and Lucasfilm, with another $459 million owed to its Pixar brand. Between "Star Wars," Marvel's "Avengers: Age of Ultron," and Pixar's "Inside Out," Disney is responsible for three of the year's top four grossing films in the U.S., per Box Office Mojo.