If you haven’t seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens at a movie theater, you’ve now officially missed out: The movie’s record-setting theatrical run is over.
As originally reported by Box Office Mojo, the J.J. Abrams-directed seventh installment in the resurrected sci-fi franchise has, as of May 30, ended its 168-day domestic run having earned a staggering $936,662,225, the best U.S. haul in movie history. Worldwide, its $2.07 billion take puts it behind only Avatar ($2.78 billion) and Titanic ($2.18 billion) in global box office history.
In addition, The Force Awakens now reigns as No. 1 in the all-time box office rankings for 3-D and IMAX releases; stands as the top-earning PG-13 film of all time; and holds the record for the largest grosses for a single day, second weekend, and third weekend. It’s also the fastest to cross the $100 million, $200 million, $300 million, $400 million, and $500 million thresholds.
None of this should surprise anyone, of course. Anticipation for Abrams’ sequel, which picks up decades after 1983’s Return of the Jedi, was through the roof long before its debut. And though it’s now officially vacated theaters, the film remains a home video juggernaut, not only topping 2016’s Blu-ray sales charts (with 3.68 million discs sold), but nearly tripling the sales total of its nearest competitor (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2).
It’s now safe to say that Disney’s 2012 purchase of the franchise from George Lucas for a cool $4 billion seems to have been a shrewd one. Regardless of any recent reshoot “controversy,” the studio should continue printing money thanks to Star Wars with this winter’s stand-alone prequel, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which premieres on Dec. 16.