On May 30, 2016 , Star Wars: The Force Awakens aired its last theatrical showing after a monumental 168-day run, and the total box office numbers are in…
According to Comic Book Resources via Box Office Mojo, Disney/Lucasfilm’s revival of the Star Wars franchise with J.J. Abrams at the helm — Star Wars: The Force Awakens — closed with a domestic box office total of $936,662,225.
On its final day in theaters, The Force Awakens made a total of $1,450 spread out across 20 theaters. Which may not sound like much, but according Uproxx, the numbers made it one of the country’s 50 highest grossing films for the week.
This put The Force Awakens just under Don Cheadle’s Miles Ahead and slightly above Meet the Blacks.
Worldwide, Star Wars: The Force Awakens has earned over $2 Billion. That’s Billion with a “B.”
As CBR points out, Star Wars: The Force Awakens demolished box office records when it debuted on December, landing $119,119,282 on day one, alone. It has also smashed multiple other records, including 3D, IMAX, worldwide opening, Christmas day, fastest to $100 million, fastest to $150 million, fastest to $200 million and fastest to $500 million.
To say that J.J. Abrams successfully revived the Star Wars franchise with The Force Awakens, is a massive understatement, and one that I hope we can once again say with Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: Episode VIII, and even before that with Gareth Edwards’ Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
Right now, the galaxy is the limit for Disney and Lucasfilm, and Kathleen Kennedy seems to be steering this starship in the right direction. Let’s all hope she continues to do so.