Star Wars Dominates the Box Office, Chipmunks Squeak With Dud

star-wars-force-awakens-official-posterIf you watched the new you might not know there were multiple movies opening this weekend. Star Wars: The Force Awakens dominated the box office shattering records, as was expected. The film earned an estimated $238 million domestically and $279 million internationally to give it a total of $517 million after less than a week.

I won’t rehash all of the records crushed by the film, you can read those here. The big questions now, 1) How quickly will the film reach $1 billion; 2) Will it top Avatar as the top grossing domestic film; 3) Will it top Avatar as the top grossing film of all time not adjusted for inflation?

There were other films that opened this weekend!

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip came in second place and earned an estimated $14.4 million. That’s far less than the previous film’s debut of $23.2 million and continues a decline for the film series.

Sisters opened in third and brought in $13.4 million, about the same as This is 40 which also opened against a big film and both had similar reviews.

Two Bollywood films opened too. Diwale came in ninth earning $1.875 million and Bajirao Mastani came in tenth earning $1.66 million.

For films already playing, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 was fourth with an estimated $5.7 million, and Creed was fifth adding $5.1 million to its total.

Here’s this year’s top earners so far:

Domestic

  1. Jurassic World – $652.27 million
  2. Avengers: Age of Ultron – $459.01 million
  3. Inside Out – $356.46 million
  4. Furious 7 – $353.01 million
  5. Minions – $336.05 million

Worldwide

  1. Jurassic World – $1.6690 billion
  2. Furious 7 – $1.5150 billion
  3. Avengers: Age of Ultron – $1.4050 billion
  4. Minions – $1.1573 billion
  5. Inside Out – $851.6 million

Comic Adaptations Domestic

  1. Avengers: Age of Ultron – $459.01 million
  2. Ant-Man – $180.20 million
  3. Kingsman: The Secret Service – $128.26 million
  4. The Peanuts Movie – $126.32 million
  5. Fantastic Four – $56.12 million
  6. Diary of a Teenage Girl – $1.48 million

Comic Adaptations Worldwide

  1. Avengers: Age of Ultron – $1.4050 billion
  2. Ant-Man – $518.63 million
  3. Kingsman: The Secret Service – $414.35 million
  4. Fantastic Four – $167.98 million
  5. The Peanuts Movie – $145.27 million
  6. Diary of a Teenage Girl – $1.48 million