Weekend Box Office
The Force is alive and kicking, as Star Wars: The Force Awakens claims the top spot of the box office for the third weekend in a row. The film grossed $90.24 million over the weekend, making it the biggest third weekend for any movie ever. In its 17 days of release, the film has grossed $742.21 million domestically.
Daddy’s Home hit up second place with $29.21 million, which is impressive, considering I’ve never heard of this movie until I started looking up the weekend’s box office. The Will Ferrell and Mark Whalberg comedy is 34% ahead of their previous outing, The Other Guys, which grossed $69.95 by its second weekend. Daddy’s Home has grossed $93.89 million in its ten days of release.
Expanding into wide-release, The Hateful Eight took third with $15.71 million. The new Quentin Tarantino film’s wide debut hit below expectations, grossing about 48% below that of his last film’s, Django Unchained, which worked the same strategy, $30.12 million wide debut back in 2012. However, that is most likely due to the last minute release date change and the competition presented by The Force Awakens, minus the IMAX screenings, and The Revenant. After its second weekend, The Hateful Eight has grossed $29.05 million.
Sisters grossed $12.76 million over the weekend. The Tina Fey and Amy Poehler comedy held up pretty well, only dropping 10% from last weekend. Its total domestic gross after the weekend was $67.65 million.
Also holding up well is Alvin and the Chipmunks: Road Chip, with its $12.07 million weekend gross. The film only dropped 8% from last weekend, and is at a $61.88 million total domestic gross after the weekend.
Over the weekend, Star Wars: The Force Awakens made $96.3 million overseas. We’re all basically just waiting for how well it’s going to do in China, when it opens there this Saturday, January 9th.
On the 12th day of Star Wars, the box office reported to me that it hit $1 billion at the worldwide box office. However, that was on its 12th day. Now, after 19 days of release, The Force Awakens has grossed over $1.5 billion dollars in the worldwide box office, or $1.512 to be more precise, and it has broken a few records along the way.
First off, it’s currently the highest grossing Star Wars movie, beating previous record holder Episode I: The Phantom Menace’s $983.6 million. In the realm of 2015 movies, it is the highest-grossing film domestically and the third highest-grossing film of the year worldwide. If we’re looking at the entire history of the human race, The Force Awakens is the second highest-grossing film of all time, domestically. Second to only Avatar’s $760.5 million domestic total. However, note that that is Avatar’s domestic total, while Star Wars is only around its 20th day of release. Furthermore, The Force Awakens is currently the sixth highest-grossing film of all-time, worldwide. It’s currently slightly behind Furious 7, at $1.515 billion, and The Avengers, at $1.519 billion, so it’s not over-exaggeration to say that it will probably beat those two films by the time this article is posted. It will probably beat current 2015 King of the Hill, Jurassic World, at $1.669 billion, when it’s all said and done.
To add to this prediction game, let us know if you think Star Wars will be able to pass Titanic, at $2.186 billion, or Avatar, at $2.788 billion, at the worldwide box office:
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens
- The Revenant
- Daddy’s Home
- The Hateful Eight
- The Forest
Featured Image: Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures