Star Wars: The Force Awakens is on its way to become the industry’s highest grossing filmas it has a domestic gross of $740.3 million in its first 19 days at the box office. By becoming the 2nd biggest money maker, it has soared pastTitanic, which grossed $658 million in total box office earnings.

Avatar is still the number one film in history with $760.5 million, but it took 72 days to reach the $700 million mark. This filmdid that much in only 16 days, so it has the potential to beat out Avatar’s record.

The movie made $96.3 million this past New Year’s Eve weekend at the box office in the US, and has been on top at the movies for the third week in a row.

It also has surpassed another recent hit, Jurassic World, which earned $652.3 million.

The film is set to open in China on January 9th, and that will mean another venue to make even more money at the box office globally (already hittingthe $1-billion-dollar mark globally in less than two weeks).

Franchise plans several more sequels

The franchise is still growing, and several more sequels are already planned. Rogue One is expected out late this year,Star Wars Episode VII isexpected in 2017, 2018 will bring with itStar Wars Anthology: Han Solo,2019 will seeStar Wars Episode IX,and, finally, Star Wars Anthology: Boba in 2020.

All of these sequels have been confirmed to be made over the next several years, so Star Wars fans will have a lot to look forward to.

Other movie box office totals over the weekend

Other movies over the weekend made far less than The Force Awakens.The second place movie over New Year’s weekend was Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg’s comedyDaddy’s Home, which made $29 million.

Next in line came Quentin Tarantino’s western, The Hateful Eight, with $16.2 million, followed by Sisters, which earned $12.6 million.

The fifth place flick wasAlvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip, which grossed $11.8 million.

As of now, Star Wars: the Force Awakensis certainly on pace to claimthe top overall box office spot.

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