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Star Wars: The Force Awakens has already trounced multiple records since its release in December, and now it's on track to cross more incredible thresholds by the weekend.

It will become only the third film to ever reach $2 billion worldwide

Interestingly enough, The Force Awakens will be the first film not directed by James Cameron to reach this astounding amount at the global box office.

Currently at over $1.99 billion in earnings, The Force Awakens still trails behind Titanic ($2.19 billion) and Avatar ($2.78 billion). It should be noted that these numbers are not adjusted for inflation.

Based on earlier projections, The Force Awakens could take down Titanic as the second highest-grossing film of all time, but it's unlikely to upset Avatar's top spot.

The Force Awakens will also increase its lead as the highest-grossing film in the U.S.

The seventh Star Wars film is expected to cross $900 million at the domestic box office today, which will put its record at least $140 million above Avatar.

These impressive numbers are just adding to the continued success of The Force Awakens. Previous records include: fastest film to reach $1 billion globally (12 days), biggest domestic preview gross ($57 million), biggest opening day ($119.1 million) and opening week domestically ($390.8 million) among others.

(Source: Variety)


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