The Force Awakens closed out the weekend with a pretty strong $1,871,097,841. The movie has been in theatres for a month, but things are starting to slow for J.J. Abrams' first Star Wars film. If it is to catch Avatar, it will most likely need a second stint at the theatrical circuit, but it might catch Titanic. Let's take a look at what The Force Awakens needs to bank in order to do that...
So if The Force Awakens is going to become the highest grossing movie of all time, it's going to need to up its game. Here's how things stand between The Force Awakens and Avatar right now:
It's doubtful that The Force Awakens will beat Avatar this go around, but Avatar made to trips to the cinema to these numbers, so maybe a re-release for Star Wars will help scrape together the extra coin to take the number one position. I'm betting we will get a second release in the run up to Episode VIII. In fact I can't imagine it not going back into theatres. A re-release makes sense because people will need to be refreshed after having seen Rogue One: A Star Wars Stor, obviously not us, but regular cinema goers.
So with that in mind my thoughts turn to Titanic and the number two slot. I was talking to a colleague just a couple of days ago who said, "oh it'll take Titanic on this run." He said it with such confidence, I found myself convinced. But it's still going to be a challenge I think. Here's what titanic has done and how much The Force Awakens needs to take to catch it.
$315,674,461 still seems like an awful lot of money to take this late in the game. Can it do it? I'm not 100% convinced, but I want to believe. Do you think The Force Awakens will beat Titanic on its initial release? Are you anticipating a re-release ahead of Rian Johnson's Episode VIII? I'd be interested to hear you predictions for the future of The Force Awakens' box office performance, leave them in the comments below.
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