Fresh off four BAFTA nominations this morning, Star Wars: The Force Awakens has entered the all-time top 10 overseas with a cume through Thursday of $821.3M. In adding $9M on Thursday, it squeaked past Minions and its lifetime $821.2M to become the No. 10 movie ever at the international box office. The next one to beat on that chart is Transformers: Age Of Extinction at about $859M. With China on the horizon tomorrow, and Middle Kingdom Friday night previews reportedly at $2.13M from around 4K showings, there’s little reason to think that won’t happen when TFA goes wide there tomorrow. The worldwide cume has now risen to $1,591.7M.
What’s more, TFA has now passed Skyfall as the reigning box office champ in the UK in local currency. This includes Friday estimates, which as of this afternoon were £103.3M as the shows continue today. That land-cruises past Skyfall‘s £103.2M — in just 22 days.
This week, TFA became the second movie in history to reach £100M in the UK. That happened after just 20 days of business compared with the 66 days Skyfall took to bond with the milestone.
TFA‘s BAFTA noms this morning included Original Music, Production Design, Sound and Special Visual Effects.
The leading dollar cumes for TFA in the Top 5 markets are now: $152M in the UK, $88M in Germany, $72.4M in France, $59.7M in Japan, and $54.9M in Australia.