That’s a far cry from the Star Wars epic’s first weekend, when it roped in $155.1 million in domestic theaters and $290.5 million elsewhere. To date, the Disney blast-off has earned $979.9 million, a quick romp in the direction of $1 billion over the course of five weeks.
Remarkably, however, when researching “fastest films to $1 billion,” you find out that the sprint to $1 billion is measured in days, not weeks. This is the equivalent to revenue hyper-drive. Just watch the stars blur and disappear.
The fastest to $1 billion to date is another Star Wars blockbuster, The Force Awakens, which made it to $1 billion in just 12 days. That’s faster than a trip to Alderaan and back. Jurassic World, at No. 2, made it to $1 billion in 13 days, followed by Furious 7 in 17 days and Avatar in 19 days. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II made it to $1 billion in 19 days.
In contrast, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has been out 31 days is on track to reach $1 billion in about 10 days or so, which would likely put it somewhere among the top 15 fastest to $1 billion – somewhere between Minions (at No. 14 – 49 days) and Transformers: Age of Extinction (at No. 11 – 40 days).
For the rest of this week’s Top 10, The Bye Bye Man comes in at No. 5, earning $13.3 million, followed by Patriots Day ($12 million), Monster Trucks ($10.5 million), Sleepless ($8.4 million), Underworld: Blood Wars ($5.8 million) and Passengers ($5.6 million).