Star Wars 7 Ends Theatrical Run, Final Box Office Total Confirmed
It wasn't a flop.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens has officially ended its theatrical run. The movie has now finished playing theaters, and is secure in its place as the most successful film ever released in North America.
As Collider reports, the film leaves cinemas with a box office total of $936.6 million, way ahead of its nearest rival, 2009's Avatar. The James Cameron sci-fi epic took $760.5 million.
Worldwide, The Force Awakens sits in a comfortable third place in the all-time box office chart, behind Avatar and another Cameron movie, 1997's Titanic. Despite a gap of nearly 20 years, JJ Abrams' Star Wars film wasn't able to beat Titanic's still-amazing take of $2.186 billion, while Avatar's $2.788 billion total puts it way out in front as the all-time number one. The Force Awakens earned $2.068 billion worldwide.
The next Star Wars movie will be Rogue One, which arrives in December. The spinoff film has been in the news over the past week, with reports of extensive reshoots taking place this summer.
While initial reports suggested that Disney were seeking to lighten the entire mood of the film, this week EW reported that the length of the reshoots was more to do with the logistical issues involved in reassembling its ensemble cast. It was also reported that Bourne series writer Tony Gilroy had joined the production to work on both the script and direct the second unit.
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