It comes with no surprise that Star Wars: The Force Awakens, is killing it in the box office and breaking record after record. Just check out the thrilling trailer below if you have yet to see it in theaters. And if that is the case, get your Jedi butt to the movies as soon as possible!
So which record did this film break most recently? It has helped 2015 become the highest grossing year in box office history in the United States. It is estimated that it will hit $11.1 billion by the end of the year, so we still have two more days to see if that will be the case.
The previous record holder was the year 2013, in which films like The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Frozen helped box office records hit $10.9 billion.
Along with Star Wars this year, we have films like Jurassic World, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Inside Out, and Furious 7 to help with the surge. Star Wars alone has raked in $540 million domestic and over $1 billion worldwide.
One important distinction to make is the face that record grosses aren't the same as record attendance. Interestingly enough, 2015 held the lowest number of tickets sold since 1996. This means that there are far fewer amounts of people attending films than there were in the 1990s and early 2000s.
When adjusted for inflation, 1939's Gone with the Wind is still the top grossing film of all time, with Star Wars right behind in second place. But just remember that the film has only been out for a total of two weeks; we still have time to watch this baby grow!
[Source: The Verge]