‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ by the numbers

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens

NEW YORK (Dec. 21, 2015) — “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” destroyed box office records like the Death Star this weekend.

The Disney movie sold out across the U.S. and was a big draw around the world. The blockbuster broke records for biggest box office draw on an opening weekend in both the U.S. and globally.

But just how big were the numbers?

Here’s a rundown of “The Force Awakens” galactic performance at the box office so far:

  • $528 million — The global box office opening of the film, which beat the previous record of $525 million held by “Jurassic World.”
  • $247 million — The film’s opening weekend box office in North America, which overtook the $208.8 million record of “Jurassic World.”
  • $120.5 million — How much the film brought in on its opening day in the U.S. on Friday, roughly $30 million more than the previous opening-day record.
  • $48.9 million — The film’s opening box office in the United Kingdom.
  • 58% — Percentage of this weekend’s audience that was male.
  • 63% — Percentage of this weekend’s audience who were over the age of 25.
  • 95% — The film’s score on review site, RottenTomatoes.com.
  • 47% — Percentage of the box office total that came from 3-D screenings.
  • 4,134 — Number of theaters the film opened in.
  • $57,568 — The film’s per theater average, the highest opening weekend for a wide release film.
  • $4 billion — The price Disney paid for the franchise’s production company, Lucasfilm, in 2012.
  • $4.8 billion — How much the “Star Wars” franchise has made since its original installment in 1977.
  • $1.4 billion — 1977’s “Star Wars” U.S. total box office, adjusted for inflation.
  • 10 — Number of years between the last “Star Wars” film, “Revenge of the Sith,” and “The Force Awakens.”
  • 32 — Number of years between “The Return of the Jedi” and “The Force Awakens.”
  • 73 — Age of Harrison Ford, who plays the film’s iconic hero, Han Solo.
  • 3 — Number of “Star Wars” films in the top 15 biggest box office films of all-time, adjusted for inflation.
  • 20 — Duration in hours of the “Star Wars” movie marathon that took place in theaters across the country last week.
  • 360 — Days until the release of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” Disney’s first “Star Wars” spinoff film.
  • 522 — Days until the release of “Star Wars: Episode VIII,” the next chapter in the “Star Wars” saga.
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