In its 5th offshore frame, Disney/Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens has become only the 5th film ever to cross $1B at the international box office. This is also the first time Disney has rounded that bend. The overseas take this weekend was $47.3M, lifting the cume to $1,012.6M. The global total is now $1,863.7M.
Notably this frame, Germany crossed the $100M mark with $100.1M to date. This is the 3rd global market to get to the milestone, behind the U.S. ($851M) and the UK ($168.6M).
In China, TFA will get to $100M within the next day or so, standing currently at $95.2M and overtaking France ($80M) as the space epic’s No. 3 offshore market. With an estimated $20M weekend, it continued to hold onto the No. 1 spot again in its 2nd frame despite the introduction of popular animated threequel Boonie Bears III and another local title, Royal Treasure.
Japan is the No. 5 overseas territory and has held No. 1 again in the 5th frame with a $73.5M cume.
Earlier this week, TFA became the No. 5 movie ever at the international box office, passing Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2. When Monday’s numbers are added, it should move up another notch to No. 4, stomping on Jurassic World‘s $1,016.7M. But in order to get to No. 3 and pass Furious 7, it would have to shift roughly another $150M.
Globally, JJ Abrams’ continuation of the saga is still the No. 3 title of all time, behind Avatar and Titanic. There are now some $317M separating it from James Cameron’s sinking ship epic. However, if only the original run of Titanic were included, and not the $348M-grossing 3D re-release, TFA would have have sailed by it this weekend by a little over $31M.