Star Wars continued to be on a roll well into Friday, where it broke Potter's record for highest grossing single day of all time with $119.1 million. Now, that does throw in the $57 million in Thursday grosses, but a $62 million pure Friday is nothing to sneer at. The Force Awakens continued its insane run on Saturday with $68.2 million, which is, surprisingly, lower than both Jurassic World and The Avengers. Still, by the end of Saturday, TFA had $187 million in the bank and was set to destroy Jurassic's weekend record. On Sunday, Star Wars kept breaking records with a $60.5 million gross, a good $3 million higher than Jurassic World. By that point, the BIG record was broken- The Force Awakens had easily destroyed Universal's dino epic with a $247.9 million weekend, topping the biggest overall box office weekend of all time (which is a record that will be broken again this weekend). For a film released in December, that is very, very impressive. But it didn't stop there.
On Monday, the film took in $40.1 million, taking down Spider-Man 2's $27.6 million record with ease. Star Wars' total gross at that point was $288 million, and that's when a lot of people started to spread the word that this could end up being the biggest movie of all time. Those whispers died off a bit on Tuesday, when the film made another $37.3 million, enough to once again take the record and raise its total to $325.4 million. However, the film's Monday-to-Tuesday drop was bigger than that of Avatar's which suggested to some analysts that it was going to fall off a bit quicker.
Not to fear. The Force Awakens jumped back up on Wednesday, pulling in $38 million to raise its total to $363.4 million. And finally, TFA snagged another $27.5 million on Thursday, bringing it to a grand weekly total of $391 million. Pretty insane stuff. Along the way, The Force Awakens moved at a completely unprecedented pace, breaking the records for fastest to $100 million, $200 million, $300 million, etc. Its opening weekend per theater average of $59,982 was also a new record and a very impressive one considering that the film did not have the widest opening of all time. Considering all of this success, there's no way in my mind that this film doesn't end up continuing its record run and finishing as the #1 movie of all time. But of course, we'll cross that bridge when it comes. I'll be back with updates on Sunday, once Star Wars breaks more records.