What Movie Will End Star Wars' Box Office Run?

By Eric Eisenberg 5 months agodiscussion comments
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In case you haven’t heard, J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens is a box office juggernaut. The movie is well on its way to becoming the biggest domestic hit of all time, and it’s entirely possible that it could wind up finding its way into Titanic/Avatar territory on the global scale before too long. After three weeks, the movie has managed to continue to hold on to the top spot on the charts… but that just makes us wonder what movie will be the one that eventually knocks the blockbuster off its pedestal.

Released back in 1997 – when the release schedule looked entirely different than it does today - Titanic holds the record of consecutive number one weekends at the box office, but what are the movies that are standing in the way of Star Wars: The Force Awakens shattering that industry best? We’ve taken a close look at some of the big movies that are set to come out in the next few weeks, and looking at both the individual titles themselves as well as certain important bits of history, we’ve analyzed whether or not they will be the one to make Star Wars number two or lower.

 The Forest
The Forest
Release Date: January 8th

What Is It?: A young woman (played by Game of Thrones’ Natalie Dormer in a dual role) goes searching for her twin sister in Japan’s Aokigahara – also known as the Suicide Forest. While she struggles to find her sibling, what she does find are more than a few supernatural spirits haunting the woods.

Can it beat Star Wars: The Force Awakens?: To put it bluntly, no. In its release, Star Wars has only dropped about 40 percent each week – and in its third weekend still managed to make more than $90 million. Continuing this trend, the film should still make more than $50 million in competition with The Forest, and the horror movie simply isn’t going to make that kind of scratch.
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