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."


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.