February 5, 2016 / 6:08 PM / 2 years ago

'Star Wars' film to hit $2 billion in global sales on Saturday, Disney says

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Global ticket sales for blockbuster movie “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” are expected to reach $2 billion on Saturday, the Walt Disney Co said.

Director JJ Abrams (L) and producer Kathleen Kennedy (C) and cast member Daisy Ridley arrive at the China premiere of the film "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in Shanghai, China, December 27, 2015. REUTERS/Aly Song

“Force Awakens” is the third highest-grossing movie in Hollywood history, behind “Avatar” and “Titanic.” “Avatar” holds the all-time record with nearly $2.8 billion in worldwide box office receipts.

Reporting by Lisa Richwine; Editing by Nick Zieminski

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