German Box Office: 'Star Wars' Becomes Fourth Highest-Grossing Film of All Time

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J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens hit another international milestone this past weekend, winning its fourth weekend in Germany and becoming the fourth highest-grossing film of all time in the country, not adjusting for inflation.

The Force Awakens earned another $7.3 million (€6.7 million) over the weekend to bring it total gross in Germany to $92.8 million (€85 million).

With the additional take, Star Wars blasts past Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films to take the fourth spot in Germany’s all-time box-office standings.

Only James Cameron’s Titanic (€126 million) and Avatar (€115 million) and classic 1968 Disney cartoon The Jungle Book (which has grossed the equivalent of €100 million in Germany) remain above it in the charts.

While The Force Awakens remains the undisputed box office champ in Germany, it is beginning to see some competition.

Golden Globe winner The Revenant starring Leonardo DiCaprio, started strong with a $4 million (€3.7 million) bow in Germany and the film could enjoy an awards bounce after it scooped three Globes on Sunday, including best dramatic film.

This coming weekend, there will be three studio releasing vying to topple Star Wars at the top: J. Blakeson’s sci-fi actioner The Fifth Wave from Sony; Parmount’s Oscar hopeful The Big Short and Ryan Coogler’s Rocky sequel/reboot Creed, which Warner is handling here.

 

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