08 Feb 2016 3:36 AM +00:00 UTC

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Officially Crosses $2 Billion Global Box Office

This weekend, Star Wars: The Force Awakens just passed the $900 million mark at the domestic box office, the only film to break that mark in history.

Almost immediately after its achievement, the film crossed the $2 billion global box office mark. The Force Awakens is only the third film to cross that threshold, after Titanic and Avatar, which got the achievement only after a theatrical re-release.

"This is a historic moment for Star Wars, for Lucasfilm, and for Disney, and all of us here are extremely gratified to be a part of this journey with fans around the world who have made Star Wars: The Force Awakens such an extraordinary success," said Alan Horn, Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios in a press release. "The film's achievements are truly astounding, and it's our great honor to relaunch this cinematic galaxy not only for all the devoted decades-long fans but for a new generation who will keep the Star Wars legacy alive for many years to come."

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The Force Awakens has broken over 30 box office records.

The standalone film directed by Gareth Edwards, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will be released on Dec. 16, 2016. And Star Wars: Episode VIII will be released on Dec. 15, 2017.

The Blu-ray/DVD/digital copy of Star Wars: The Force Awakens is expected to be released this April.