'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Becomes #1 Grossing Film of All Time in North America

PHOTO:John Boyega as Finn and Daisy Ridley as Rey in a scene from "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." PlayLucasfilm Ltd.
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Move over "Avatar": there's a new Force in town.

On Wednesday, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" overtook James Cameron's "Avatar" to become the highest-grossing movie of all time in North America.

JJ Abrams' blockbuster sequel, which opened domestically on Dec. 18, had grossed $758.2 million through Tuesday.

PHOTO:John Boyega as Finn and Daisy Ridley as Rey in a scene from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Lucasfilm Ltd.
PHOTO:John Boyega as Finn and Daisy Ridley as Rey in a scene from "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."

"Avatar" earned nearly $750 million during its original seven-month release in 2009, plus another $10 million or so during a re-release.

According to data compiled by Box Office Mojo, "Avatar" is still the king when it comes to the global market: worldwide, its earned a staggering $2.78 billion. By comparison, "The Force Awakens" has taken in $1.557 billion globally through Tuesday. However, it will rake in even more when it officially opens in China on Jan. 9.

The Hollywood Reporter noted that experts predict "The Force Awakens"' final global tally to be somewhere between $2.2 billion and $2.4 billion.

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