Star Wars: The Force Awakens is breaking every record it can at the box office this week. The Hollywood Reporter writes that the film has pulled in north of $300 million in the five days since its debut in North America. That’s the fastest any movie has reached that milestone in cinema history, shattering the previous eight-day record set by Jurassic World earlier this year.
That isn’t the only record Episode VII broke in the last few days. Numbers came in this morning showing the film earned $40.1 million on Monday, crushing the previous record set by Spider-Man 2, which earned $27.7 million on its first Monday in theaters. And that’s after making the biggest global debut ever, earning $528 million over the weekend. At this point, there’s really no stopping this juggernaut from hoovering up what’s left of the world’s money.
Shoutout: The Verge