As it nears Avatar‘s all-time domestic box office record, Star Wars: The Force Awakens continues blasting its way up the global chart. With Friday’s figures factored in, the global cume on the sci-fi saga’s continuation is now $1.39B. That pushes it past Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2 to snag the No. 7 slot at the all-time worldwide box office. But it won’t rest there for long. Today SWTFA will overtake Avengers: Age Of Ultron to become the No. 3 movie of 2015 and the No. 6 film ever globally.

New Year’s Day grosses at the international box office came to $25M. That boosted the offshore cume to $704.2M. While New Year’s Day set a record domestically with $34.5M, the holiday was softer abroad. Still, the Friday-to-Friday overseas drop was just 9%. Conversely, the jump from New Year’s Eve to New Year’s Day was 66%.

With the holiday, individual market increases averaged 3.8% across the Top 5 plays of the UK ($133.5M through Friday), Germany ($73.9M), France ($61.4M), Australia ($47.1M) and Japan ($46.1M). It’s notable, however, that the latter market jumped 7.5% from Thursday to Friday — although TFA has come in lighter than expected there, Japan continues to prove itself a slow-burn market.

Robert O'Dell
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Loved that Marie-France Pisier. And Susan Sarandon. And of course megastar John Beck!!! Memories...
Robert O'Dell
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The critical tide is reversing itself? I don't see any of the major critics rescinding their original...
Robert O'Dell
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I am an honest person who will gladly make the statement that The Force Awakens was an...

By the end of this weekend, Star Wars should be in line with Jurassic World at the end of its 3rd frame when it had grossed about $745M. That of course was with China in the mix, and Star Wars will not travel to the Middle Kingdom until January 9, a week from today and with some calling a $100M opening a possibility. We’ll have full weekend numbers tomorrow.