News Star Wars: TFA Is 1st Film Since Frozen to Top 10 Billion Yen
posted on 2016-02-07 13:00 EST
Walt Disney Studios Japan announced that Star Wars: The Force Awakens has earned over 10 billion yen (about US$82 million) at the Japanese box office as of January 31. The film is the first one to reach this threshold at the Japanese box office since Frozen in 2014, and the first live-action film to do so since Alice in Wonderland in 2010.
Between its December 18 opening and January 31, Star Wars: The Force Awakens sold 6,470,453 tickets for 10,103,147,400 yen (US$83,317,000). The film topped 10 billion yen in 45 days, whereas it took Frozen 37 days to accomplish this feat. However, Star Wars: The Force Awakens did beat the pace of Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, which took 52 days reach that threshold before eventually ending with 10.9 billion yen (US$90 million).
The all-time record holder in Japan is still Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli's Spirited Away with 30.4 billion yen (US$251 million) in 2001.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens has surpassed the respective Japanese box office totals of 2002's Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (9.35 billion yen/US$77 million) and 2005's Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (9.17 billion yen/US$75 million).
According to Box Office Mojo, Star Wars: The Force Awakens has earned an estimated US$895,426,162 in the United States as of January 31. The film is the all-time domestic record holder in the United States, and #11 when adjusted for inflation. Additionally, the film is #3 on the all-time worldwide chart with US$1.9832 billion yen, below Avatar and Titanic.