Star Wars: The Force Awakens' quest for worldwide box office supremacy continues, with the blockbuster taking in $14.5 million overseas on Monday. Deadline reports that, while that total was down 63.5% from the previous Monday, since many children are now back in school after the Christmas holiday, the tally was still enough to propel the movie past Furious 7 ($1.515 billion) and Marvel's The Avengers ($1.519 billion) to become the fourth-highest grossing movie of all time, worldwide. Star Wars: The Force Awakens' global take now stands at $1.536 billion, with $750.2 million domestic and $786.1 million from international markets.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens now only trails Jurassic World ($1.669 billion), Titanic ($2.186 billion) and Avatar ($2.788 billion) on the all-time worldwide box office charts. This was all accomplished in just its first three weeks in theaters, and without the help of one of the biggest international markets, China. The blockbuster is set to open in Chinese theaters January 9, which could put Star Wars: The Force Awakens in position to break Avatar's six-year record for highest-grossing movie of all time. It is already poised to take the domestic record ($760.5 million) very soon, but it will certainly need a bit more longevity to break the global mark.
Internationally, the U.K. is still proving to be Star Wars: The Force Awakens' biggest market as the UK leads with $146.9 million. Other top markets are Germany with $83.3 million, France with $70.6 million, Japan at $55.7 million and Australia with $51.7 million. Its international take of $786.1 million is currently the fifth best haul of 2015, behind Minions ($821.2 million), Avengers: Age of Ultron ($946 million), Jurassic World ($1.016 billion) and Furious 7 ($1.162 billion).
TFA still has a long way to go before its theatrical run is over, so it's certainly possible that it could shatter every major box office record before it leaves theaters. If it hits its current $55.2 million projection for this coming weekend, it will have broken another one of Avatar's records, securing the highest fourth weekend record, which currently stands at $50.3 million. Avatar, which played in theaters for a whopping 34 weeks, hold the records for the highest fourth weekend all the way through the highest 12th weekend.
Can anything stop Star Wars: The Force Awakens? At the moment, it seems not, but the weekend of January 15 could be its biggest test yet. The blockbuster will go up against high-profile new releases 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, Universal's Ride Along 2 and Lionsgate's animated comedy Norm of the North next weekend, but we'll have to wait and see how strong those movies' projections are, and how much Star Wars: The Force Awakens may drop in its fifth weekend. We'll be sure to keep you posted as soon as Star Wars: The Force Awakens breaks even more box office records throughout the week.