Star Wars: The Force Awakens Becomes Third Film to Reach $2 Billion
Walt Disney announced Friday that Star Wars: The Force Awakens has become the third film ever to surpass the $2 billion mark in global ticket sales, matching the feat previously achieved by only Avatar and Titanic. The seventh Star Wars film achieved the milestone in just 53 days, far faster than the other two. The film also enjoyed the biggest opening in cinematic history, reaching the $1 billion watermark in just 12 days. The Force Awakens has already surpassed the sales marks set by any of the previous Star Wars films, and it's only the beginning of Disney's run at the helm of film's greatest franchise. The studio has already announced it will release the next film, Star Wars: Episode VIII in December, 2017; following it up with Epidode IX in December, 2019.