By Patrick Shanley
Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens has officially crossed over the $1 Billion landmark in worldwide box office earnings, catapulting it into elite company. The film is only the 24th in history to achieve the feat and the fastest to do so, accomplishing the milestone in just 13 days.
The Force Awakens is not just a hit with audiences, though, as it currently sits at 94% on Rotten Tomatoes and is shaping up to be a legitimate best picture contender.
Box office success does not necessarily translate to Oscar recognition, however, as the current list of billion dollar earners have all had varied levels of prosperity with the Academy.