The blockbuster behemoth is on track to become the biggest box office hit of all time
The latest Star Wars movie continues to break records even into it's second week of release.
Figures show that The Force Awakens is currently sitting pretty with $1.08 billion worldwide after only twelve days of release, breaking the previous record held by Jurassic World, which took thirteen days to pass the billion dollar mark.
Despite only being out ten days in U.S. cinemas, the movie had already garnered $540 million at the box office, making it the second biggest 2014 release so far, behind Jurassic World's total of $652 million, which The Force Awakens will undoubtedly pass by the end of next weekend.
It is also already the fifteenth biggest box office hit of all time, becoming the 24th film in the billion dollar club, even though it's still relatively early into it's release window.
Only two movies to date have passed the two billion dollar mark, both directed by James Cameron; Titanic ($2.186 billion) and Avatar ($2.788 billion). Despite being the biggest box office hit of all time, at this same 10-day mark, Avatar had less than The Force Awaken's current U.S. takings, with $212 million.
When adjusted for inflation - which takes into account ticket sales and pricing rather than just pure box office numbers - then The Force Awakens plummets down to 53rd place, with Avatar in 14th, as Gone With The Wind tops the charts with over three times The Force Awakens current numbers, which is followed up in second place by, ironically, Star Wars: A New Hope.
Even if The Force Awakens doesn't quite surpass Avatar's numbers, it will definitely go on to pass Jurassic World's total, which is currently the third biggest of all time (not including adjustment) with $1.67 billion to become the biggest movie of 2015. In another turn of irony, that movie's director, Colin Trevorrow, is set to direct Star Wars: Episode IX, due to hit cinemas in 2019.