It was a big New Year's Day for Star Wars: The Force Awakens in more ways than one. The sequel is now the #1 movie of 2015. It is the #2 movie of all-time domestically. And worldwide, it has slipped into the #7 position in all-time grosses. Will it go for broke and take down every box office record? That will be answered in the coming weeks.
The Force Awakens took in an estimated $34.5 million domestically on Friday, New Year's Day. This is the highest New Year's Day domestic gross ever, beating Avatar, which took in $25.3 million back in 2010. Star Wars 7 has now earned $686.4 million in the states. It's overseas haul rests at $704.2 million. That gives us worldwide grosses of $1.390 billion for this Disney juggernaut.
Domestically, Star Wars 7 stands as the #1 movie of 2015, finally passing Jurassic World, which clocked in with a total of $652.3 million when it brought its theatrical run to a close just a few short months ago. Star Wars: The Force Awakens' current $686.4 million haul was also enough to sink Titanic as the #2 biggest movie of all-time on the domestic charts. That movie has pulled in $658.7 million since its release in 1997.
Internationally, TFA is now the #5 movie of 2015, taking the #4 position globally. It is now the #7 movie of all-time on the worldwide box office charts, passing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2. It is expected to pass Avengers: Age of Ultron today, claiming the #3 worldwide position for 2015, and the #6 worldwide position for all-time.
When will Star Wars: The Force Awakens beat Avatar as the #1 biggest movie of all-time in the States? Avatar currently has $760 million. That's only $74.1 million more than Star Wars 7. If this pace continues, we'll see Star Wars: The Force Awakens become the #1 biggest movie of all-time domestically, perhaps, before the New Year's weekend comes to a close. Worldwide domination won't be too far behind, though it still has six more movies to get out of the way.