“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” has been on a record-breaking spree ever since its worldwide release in the third week of December. The latest “Star Wars” film starring Daisy Ridley (Rey), John Boyega (Finn), Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia) and Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), has now reached a new milestone by becoming the fastest film to ever hit $1 billion (AU$1.3 billion) globally this weekend. It beat out “Jurassic World,” which previously held the title.

Forbes reports that “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” took only 12 days to reach $1 billion (AU$1.3 billion) while “Jurassic World” did it in 13 days. According to Box Office Mojo, the J.J. Abrams-directed film is now ranked at number 10 in the all time box office worldwide grosses.

“Star Wars Episode VII” is considered as the top-grossing film of the entire “Star Wars” franchise, according to The Numbers. It has overshadowed 1999’s “Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace,” which used to hold the worldwide box office record among the “Star Wars” movies.

Below is a list of the worldwide box office record of the “Star Wars” franchise.

1. “Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens” $1.18 billion (AU$1.53 billion)

2. “Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace” $1.027 billion (AU$1.41 billion)

3. “Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith” $849 million (AU$1.16 billion)

4. “ Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope” $787 million ( AU$1.07 billion)

5. “Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones” $648 million ( AU$890 million)

6. “Star Wars” Episode VI: Return of the Jedi” $573 million (AU$786 million)

7. “Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back” $534 million (AU$733 million)

8. “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” $69 million (AU$94 million)

Box Office Mojo reports that “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is also one of the highest-grossing movies of all time in the U.S. It is currently at the fifth spot with $571 million (AU$783 million). The top four films in the list are: “Avatar” with $760 million (AU$1 billion), “Titanic” with $658 million (AU$904 million), “Jurassic World” with $652 million (AU$895 million) and “The Avengers” with $623 million (AU$855 million).

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens has managed to do good business despite the fact that it has yet to hit theatres in China on Saturday, Jan. 9. 2016. China serves as a huge market for the “Star Wars” franchise and once it premieres in the country, it is expected to earn much more.

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