Updated: Sunday, December 27, 2015, 11:51 AM
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” has passed $ 1 billion at the box office, reaching the milestone with record-setting hyper speed.
The Walt Disney Co. said “The Force Awakens” crossed the billion-dollar mark Sunday, accomplishing the feat in just 12 days. The previous movie to reach $ 1 billion the fastest was Universal’s “Jurassic World,” which did it in 13 days in June.
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” set a box office record by reaching $ 1 billion earlier than any other film.
“Jurassic World” also had the benefit of record grosses in China.
The previous box office record was set by Universal’s “Jurassic World,” which topped $ 1 billion in 13 days, but also had the benefit of record grosses in China.
“The Force Awakens” doesn’t open in the world’s second-largest movie market until Jan. 9.
J.J. Abrams’ installment of “Star Wars” also posted the biggest Christmas Day box office in history with $ 49.3 million and the best second-weekend earnings with $ 153.5 million.
“The Force Awakens” has been setting records since its debut Dec. 17. It brought in a galactic $ 238 million in North America over its opening weekend, besting previous record-setter “Jurassic World,” and set international opening-weekend records in Australia, New Zealand and throughout Europe. It scored the biggest worldwide debut with $ 529 million.