The instalment also saw the Star Wars films overtake the Harry Potter series in overall box office takings.
According to new reports, Star Wars has now become the second highest-grossing film franchise of all-time, taking in $8.55 billion (£6.32 billion) globally, while the Harry Potter movies have taken in a little less at $8.53 billion (£6.30 billion).
Both Harry Potter and Star Wars spin-offs are due for release this year, however, so this could still change. Han Solo origin movie Solo: A Star Wars Story is out on May 25, while Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts 2 is in cinemas from November 16.
The Marvel films remain as the highest-grossing movie franchise, making $13.5 billion (£9.97 billion) overall at the box office.
Meanwhile, Christian Bale said that he was “tempted” by the Han Solo spin-off movie role. The actor has also said he hopes there will be “future discussions” about him appearing in a Star Wars film.
“I’m a huge fan,” he added. “Star Wars really interests me. I’ve still got the Millennium Falcon, I’ve got the AT-AT (All Terrain Armored Transport). My daughter – her first love was Darth Vader.”