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Star Wars: The Force Awakens joins top 10 highest-grossing films ever

Nice knowing ya, Minions

Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been in theaters for just under two weeks, but the film has already entered the pantheon of the highest-grossing films of all time. Taking the 10th-place slot, The Force Awakens has knocked Minions off the charts with an astounding $1.16 billion intake worldwide.

This is without adjusting for inflation, of course; doing so massively alters the list, and the seventh Star Wars episode wouldn't merit inclusion. But in terms of contemporary worldwide gross, The Force Awakens now joins other big-money movies like Avatar, The Avengers and this year's Jurassic World. Like those latter two, the latest Star Wars is screening in more expensive IMAX and 3D, as well, which definitely contributes to the astronomical gross.

In case you've lost track, here's the rest of the (domestically won) trophies Star Wars: The Force Awakens has on its shelf: biggest Thursday preview night everbiggest opening weekendbiggest Mondaybiggest Tuesday; biggest second weekend at the box office; and fastest film to hit $1 billion.

To put the impressive achievements even further in perspective, The Force Awakens has yet to open in China, which is the world's second-largest market for movies. It opens there in January, so expect to see even more out-of-this-world numbers very soon.

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