Star Wars 7 Passes Frozen, Becomes Eighth-Biggest Movie Ever

Plus, The Force Awakens outperforms The Avengers to become Disney's highest-grossing US movie of all time.


For the first time in forever, Disney has a new top-grossing movie.

After adding $28.1 million on Wednesday, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is now the House of Mouse's highest-grossing movie domestically of all time with $629 million. It needed just 13 days to pass the $623.4 million that The Avengers made in all of 2012.

No Caption Provided

In addition, The Force Awakens has now passed Disney's Frozen on the all-time top-grossing worldwide box office chart, climbing to the No. 8 position and pushing Elsa and Anna down to No. 9. Domestically, The Force Awakens is now the No. 4 movie of all time, dropping The Avengers down the list.

Deadline, which supplied all of these numbers and comparisons based on Disney estimates, reports that The Force Awakens is likely to pass $700 million domestically on Friday or Saturday, which would put it above Jurassic World and Titanic and take over the No. 2 spot on the chart. From there, it will have just one more film, Avatar ($760.5 million), to topple to claim the No. 1 domestic box office top spot.

Got a news tip or want to contact us directly? Email

Join the conversation
There are 42 comments about this story