It seems like it was released a lifetime ago, but Star Wars: The Force Awakens isn’t even seven months old. Episode VII came out on December 18, 2015, and was greeted rapturous reviews that washed away the sins of the toxic prequels. It also broke numerous box office records, including 3D, IMAX, worldwide opening, Christmas day, fastest to $100 million, fastest to $150 million, fastest to $200 million, all the way up to fastest to $500 million. The Force Awakens is the highest grosser for all of ’em — including, most impressively, all-time domestic box office, with a staggering $936 million (that’s $176 million more than second place Avatar) — but all good things must come to an end. After 168 days, Episode VII has finally left theaters.
The Force Awakens made $119,119,282 on December 18, when it came out, according to Box Office Mojo. On May 30, the movie’s final day in theaters, it pulled in another $1,450. Assuming the cost of a movie ticket is $11 (which is probably high, considering there are a lot of dollar theaters taking down a lot of BB-8 posters right now), that means 131 people finally got around to seeing Episode VII, or saw it for something like the 87th time. It’s one or the other.
More fun final day facts: It played in 20 theaters (all in Wyoming, I imagine), and was still one of the country’s 50 highest grossing movies for the week, slightly below Don Cheadle’s Miles Ahead and slightly above Meet the Blacks.
I’d say Disney made a wise investment. It’s a shame they’re not making any more Star Wars movies, though. Best not to mess with a good thing, right?
(Via Box Office Mojo)