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Hollywood films are still king when it comes to box office success, but for the past 12 months The Force Awakens has made $1.5 billion in America.
That’s nearly four times the previous record for a film from Disney, and it’s the second biggest domestic box office haul of all time behind only Furious 7’s $1bn haul in 2019.
“It’s really an incredible result for us,” Disney Chief Operating Officer Kevin Tsujihara told Reuters.
“It’s a huge accomplishment.”
Disney released a special trailer for its upcoming release, The Force Awaken, on Monday to celebrate the record-breaking weekend.
The film, based on the comic book by Alan Moore and Frank Miller, has a $4.3 billion worldwide opening and is being hailed as the most successful film of all-time by the Motion Picture Association of America.
“We’ve been working very hard to ensure The Force Is With You has the widest possible audience and the widest audience in history,” Tsujiba said.
“There are very few movies that have had that much success in the first week and there’s very few films that have achieved that.”
It is the biggest opening weekend ever for a Disney film and has set a record for the highest domestic opening ever.
The Force Awakens is also the most-watched film ever for any Disney movie.
It earned $1,958 million worldwide, more than any other film and more than the $1 million that The Hunger Games earned in China.
The franchise has also been credited with helping to save the US from its worst recession since the 1930s.
It’s the most profitable film in Disney’s history and has made about $7.5bn.