The question has been answered as to whether Chapter VII in the “Star Wars” saga will wind up as the No. 1 box office movie of all time worldwide, and the answer, according to the AP, is no.
“‘The Force Awakens’ is still playing in more than 2,000 theaters in North America and remains ranked in the top five at the box office as it enters its ninth week of release. But the lion’s share of its theatrical revenue has been pocketed, and one thing is abundantly clear: It’s not going to touch ‘Avatar,'” the story reports.
Instead, “The Force Awakens,” which currently has made $2.008 billion worldwide, “will slot in at No. 2 all-time on the global box office list, if you don’t account for inflation or rereleases,” the story reports. “That’s slightly ahead of James Cameron’s ‘Titanic’ ($1.84 billion before a later 3-D release pushed it to $2.18 billion) but light years behind ‘Avatar’ ($2.79 billion).”
While “Star Wars” is clearly a huge hit, early predictions that it might eventually top $3 billion worldwide turned out to be overly optimistic. “That mark has never seemed more out of reach,” the AP adds.