‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ has finally ended its theatrical run in the US with a record domestic box office tally of $936,662,225.
It means Disney failed to top $1 billion at the US box office on its first run, but it has still made $170m more than 'Avatar’ the second highest grossing film in the US.
'The Force Awakens’ total box office haul sits at roughly $2,068,200 (via Collider) - $110m shy of 'Titanic’, which sits second on the all-time list of box office grosses, below 'Avatar’.
To be completely honest, six months in cinemas is plenty of time but it may yet return if Disney and LucasFilm finds that $1 billion marker too tempting to resist. Perhaps it’ll be re-released shortly before 'Episode 8’ next year?
It seems a hectic summer blockbuste release schedule finally ousted 'Star Wars’ - with 'Captain America: Civil War’, 'The Jungle Book’ and recent releases like 'Alice Through The Looking Glass’ and 'X-Men: Apocalypse’ occupying cinemas.
To compare its haul to the last time 'Star Wars’ returned after a lengthy absense, 'The Phantom Menace’ made $474,544,677 at the US box office and just over $1 billion.
Of course, money is just one metric to measure success. The overwhelmingly positive reaction to 'The Force Awakens’ will be just as important as the plentiful cash to Disney, who have big plans for a continued and expanding 'Star Wars’ universe on film.
Picture Credits: LucasFilm