‘Star Wars 7’ Breaks New Record with $40 Million Monday

Monday Box Office

After breaking a slew of opening weekend records, Star Wars: The Force Awakens continued its out-of-this world run at the Monday box office, earning $40.1 million domestically. The movie is breaking records left and right.

J.J. Abrams‘ movie breaks the previous daily record set by director Sam Raimi‘s Spider-Man 2 in summer 2004 with $27.7 million.

The $200 million seventh entry in the Star Wars franchise is the fastest ever to cross $300 million at the North American box office after five days. Jurassic World held the previous record for fastest film to reach a $300 million gross in its eight day.

Disney’s The Force Awakens has also earned the highest three-day gross at a single U.S. location with $715,010 at Pacific’s Arclight Hollywood. It also became the first movie to earn more than $100 million in a single day.

The $300 Million Mark

To date, it’s up to $322.7 million overseas, for a worldwide total of $610.8 million. The movie still has to open in China on January 9, a key market for a film of this nature. The only two films to ever cross the $2 billion mark are Avatar ($2.78 billion) and Titanic ($2.18 billion). Can Star Wars: The Force Awakens get into that exclusive league?