Sometime today, Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ box office total will surpass $761,000,000, becoming the highest-grossing film in US history (not adjusted for inflation) in the process. That’s an incredible amount of money. That’s a crazy amount of money. That amount of money is almost impossible to understand. So, let’s try to break it down by comparing it to some real-world examples.
If you had $761 million in your pocket right now, you could afford:
A Cup of Coffee a Day – for 876,021 years. YEARS.
A Ticket to Walt Disney World – for all the residents of Philadelphia. Roundtrip airfare included.
An Apple Watch: Edition – including an 18 carat gold cover and 3 years of AppleCare Protection, for every single person living in Wilkes-Barre.
A Tesla Model S – with every commercially available upgrade and option. Actually, 5,649 Model S’s, enough to circle the Earth at it’s equator three and a half times.
All of the Ad Time During Super Bowl 50 – with $761 million, you could buy all of the commercial air time during this year’s Super Bowl. All of it. And have enough leftover to purchase every ticket to the game. And charter a private jet to get you there.
The current record-holder, James Cameron’s Avatar, made $760.5 million over it’s entire theatrical run, about 34 weeks. Star Wars will break that record in 17 days. What I’m trying to say is Star Wars made a lot of money so far, and will continue to make a lot of money (and shatter box office records) for the foreseeable future.