Will ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Be the Biggest Movie of All Time? We Now Know the Answer

Feb 11, 2016  •  Post A Comment

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.

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  1. Well, if it stands correctly, Avatar was re-released also. So, all in all, Avatar shouldn’t account for the 2.79Bil that you boast that it has while you showed that Titanic was re-released to give a total of 2.18. So, Star Wars has made more than Avatar and Titanic in its only release over the 3 month span.

  2. The key line in this story excerpt is: “…if you don’t account for inflation…”
    Using movie grosses to decide the “biggest” or “most successful” movie of all time is like using the salaries of actors and actresses to say who’s the “best.” Without factoring in inflation and ticket prices, you simply can’t compare movies from different eras. I expect no better from, say, Entertainment Tonight or the local news.But I’m constantly astounded that industry publications (like this one) keep up this type of sloppy journalism.

  3. Yes, I’d like to see figures for ticket sales. Butts in seats is what matters, not how much they had to pay for it.

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