How Much Money Has 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Made? Some Points Of Comparison
Arguably the most anticipated movie of 2015, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the latest theatrical addition to the Star Wars franchise, is evidently living up to the hype. Since its Dec. 18 debut, Star Wars: The Force Awakens has shattered box-office records, which means that as an overall franchise Star Wars has grossed more than the Harry Potter and James Bond franchises, combined, according to Fortune. But just how much money has Star Wars: The Force Awakens made?
Update: As of Jan. 4, Star Wars: The Force Awakens has made $1.39 billion globally, according to The Independent. Industry experts expect the film to reach $1.5 billion.
The 7th Star Wars installment raked in an estimated $120.5 million on opening day and finished out its opening weekend grossing a record-breaking $238 million. Now the numbers are in and while The Force Awakens made 58 percent less its second Friday in theaters, it still managed to gross an additional $49.3 million dollars on Christmas Day. The second-Friday performance sets the stage for a potential $160 million second-weekend, bringing the film's two week U.S. purse to a whopping $398 million dollars.
It's safe to say, in just two weeks, the Walt Disney Company has proved their $4 billion dollar purchase of LucasFilm and the Star Wars franchise was a smart and worthwhile investment. To date, the film has grossed an estimated $831 million worldwide, which means it will easily break $1 billion. According to Fortune, The Force Awakens could go on to make $2 billion when all is said and done.
But no need to jump ahead. $831 million itself is nothing to sneeze at. If you want to get a sense of exactly how much $831 million is, here's a little perspective:
That's 166 X's Kylie Jenner's Net Worth
Kylie Jenner, who bought a $2.7 million dollar home when she was just 17 years old, would have to double her estimated $5 million net worth efforts by 166 to come close to the Star Wars: Force Awakens' second week numbers. Yikes. That's a lot of Lip Kits, you guys.
That's 10 Of The World's Most Expensive Diamond Ring
Remember Joseph Lau, the billionaire Hong Kong tycoon who bought his 7-year-old daughter a diamond ring valued at $77 million? Yeah, well, with the amount The Force Awakens has make, he could have bought her ten.
That's 4 Kardashian Families
The grand total of all eight Kardashians' net worth combined is a reported 207 million dollars, but to compete with Star Wars, there would have to be four Kardashian families in the United States. Honestly, I'm not sure the American people could deal.
That's 68 Barack Obamas & 70 Michelle Obamas
President Barack Obama's net worth is reportedly valued at $12.2 million, while First Lady Michelle Obama is worth a reported $11.8 million. Impressive, to say the least, but there would need to be close to 70 United States First Families to come close to equalling the amount The Force Awakens has pulled in.
That's 23 Of The World's Most Expensive Car
In August of 2014, the world' most expensive car — a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO — was sold for a reported $38 million dollars. If you made as much money as Star Wars: The Force Awakens, you could buy 23 of them.
That's 401,500 Servings Of The World's Most Expensive Burger
Believe it or not, there is a burger that costs $2,000 to taste. The world's most expensive burger is made with Kobe Beef, Caviar, Canadian Lobster, Italian White Truffle and a Gold Covered Smoked Duck Egg. Extravagant? Sure, but with $831 million you could eat over 401,000 of them.
That's 4 George Clooneys
As of 2015, George Clooney is reportedly worth $180 million dollars. To equal Star Wars' two week gross, there would need to be four George Clooneys in the world. Yeah, I'd be fine with that.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is in theaters now.