Star Wars Overtakes Avatar As Highest Grossing Movie In North America

Disney said the seventh installment in the “Star Wars” franchise had earned $764.4 million in ticket sales from the US and Canada by Wednesday, surpassing the earlier record of $760.5 million earned by James Cameron’s Oscar-winning sci-fi epic “Avatar.”

Globally, “The Force Awakens” has so far made nearly $1.58 billion, Disney said, which means it still has some work to do to overtake “Avatar” ($2.79 billion) or another Cameron blockbuster, “Titanic” ($2.19 billion).

It is now fourth in all-time worldwide revenues, also trailing “Jurassic World” ($1.67 billion).


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