In a staggering short amount of time, the domestic box office records have been rewritten as Star Wars: The Force Awakens has dethroned Avatar as the highest grossing movie ever.
Thanks to Tuesday’s $758.2 million haul, Awakens will beat Avatar’s old mark of $760.5 million in 2009 today. Astonishingly, it only took Force Awakens 20 days to overtake it.
Worldwide, Avatar still retains the crown by a sizable margin with $2.8 billion. Force Awakens is steadily closing the gap at $1.5 billion and is now No. 4 all-time and soon to overtake Jurassic World at $1.67 billion. Force Awakens could get a big boost when it opens Jan. 9 in China, the second largest global market.