‘Star Wars’ Nabs 88.3M, Passes ‘Titanic’ at Box Office

This weekend, Star Wars: The Force Awakens has surpassed Titanic to become the second-highest earner of all time with $740.3 million in just 19 days of release.

According to the paper, the seventh movie in the Star Wars franchise powered to $88.3 million and triumphed for the third straight at the domestic box office over New Year’s weekend to close out the holidays with $1.51 billion globally for Disney and Lucasfilm.

The J.J. Abrams‘ record-shattering film is days away from overtaking Avatar ($760.8 million) to become the biggest domestic movie ever, not accounting for inflation.

Elsewhere, the Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg-starring comedy Daddy’s Home took second for the weekend, earning an estimated $29 million.

Quentin Tarantino‘s bloody Western The Hateful Eight went wide this week, earning $16.2 million for third place. The Weinstein Company release earned a B CinemaScore, and its domestic total is now at $29.6 million since debuting in a limited number of 70mm theaters over Christmas.

The R-rated Sisters, a Tina Fey and Amy Poehler pairing, remained in fourth place and added $12.6 million for a three-week total of $61.7 million.

20th Century Fox’s Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip rounded out the top five with $11.8 million in its third weekend for a total of $67.4 million. Here’s this weekend’s top 10, according to studio estimates.

Weekend Box Office

In limited release, Alejandro González Iñárritu’s The Revenant, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy, added $450,000 from four theaters. Fox and New Regency will expand the movie nationwide on January 8. (Go see The Revenant. And then see The Force Awakens again. Just sayin’.)

Duke Johnson and Charlie Kaufman’s Anomalisa debuted in four theaters on Wednesday, where it made $215,000. Next weekend Anomalisa expands into wider release too. Gramercy Pictures’ PG-13 horror flick The Forest starring “Games of Thrones” fav Natalie Dormer will also open wide.