Back in 2012, Skyfall was a massive hit, becoming the first James Bond movie to gross over $1 billion worldwide. Spectre broke its fair share of UK box office records earlier this year too, but the slightly more tepid critical response has meant that the sequel hasn’t performed as well as its predecessor. Regardless, both have now been crushed by, well, you guessed it!
After breaking pretty much every single box office record in history, Star Wars: The Force Awakens has now become the UK and Ireland’s highest grossing release of all-time. It achieved that in only 22 days, overtaking Skyfall’s $103.2 million and becoming only the second movie to ever pass the $100 million mark on this side of the pond. In comparison, it took Skyfall 66 days to reach that landmark figure, whereas Star Wars managed it in 20.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens has made over $1.59 billion worldwide, and earlier this week became the highest grossing film of all-time in North America when it overtook Avatar.
As you’ve no doubt already seen, Star Wars: The Force Awakens has also been nominated for a number of BAFTA awards, including Original Music, Production Design, Sound and Special Visual Effects. Among the other UK box office records broken by the movie are the biggest ever UK opening weekend, the biggest ever opening worldwide, widest release of a title in the UK, highest advance bookings of all time, and the first film to reach £50 million in a week. The film also had the biggest ever single day at the box office with £9.7million.