‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Passes ‘Avatar’ To Become Highest-Grossing Film Ever In The U.S.

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HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Jan. 7, 2016 (Gephardt Daily) — “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” needed just 20 days to pass the $760.5 million grossed by 2009’s “Avatar,” which still holds the worldwide box office record of $2.78 billion.

However, when the numbers are recalculated and adjusted for inflation, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” becomes the 21st-highest grossing film in history.

“Gone With the Wind,” from 1939, remains the all-time box-office champion with more than $1.7 billion domestically in today’s dollars.

The original 1977 “Star Wars” ranks in second place with around $1.5 billion, including re-releases.


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