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Variety magazine reports Star Wars: The Force Awakens will move past Avatar to become the top-grossing film in North America.

The seventh film in the franchise grossed an estimated $8 million on Tuesday January 5th, taking its domestic total to $758 million. Avatar (2009) earned $760.5 million in theatres.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens ranks as the 4th highest-grossing movie in history, having earned $1.5 billion worldwide.

Note, this doesn’t account for inflation. When pricing increases are factored in, Gone With the Wind (1939) remains the highest-grossing film in history with $1.7 billion. The first Star Wars (1977) is runner-up with $1.5 billion.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens may be one of the biggest money makers of all-time. But what in your opinion is the greatest film ever? Leave a comment below.

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