By BRIAN STRAUNDEN, AP WriterHomecoming season two is now the biggest-grossing film in North American history.
The season finale of “Homecoming” had $78.4 million worldwide, according to comScore, with a domestic total of $1.4 billion.
That was the second-highest of all time, behind “The King’s Speech” in 2008, according the studio.
The season two finale of the ABC television series “American Idol” was the most-watched episode in its nine seasons, according its official website.
That season saw a record high of 834 million viewers tuning in for the live episode of “The Next Episode.”
“American Dream” earned an audience of 631 million, a record for a live episode, comScore said.
The biggest-earning film of the year was the Oscar-winning movie “Gravity,” with $2.2 billion in its second weekend, according Warner Bros. It earned $1 billion from Thursday to Sunday.
“Grim Fandango” had a $1 million opening, but is still the second highest-grossed film ever.
The film grossed $2 million in the first weekend of its opening weekend, then topped $2 billion over the three-week period.
The movie’s global gross, which includes its overseas sales, was $4.1 billion, the studio said.
It made $7.4 on Friday to gross $732.2 million worldwide.
The movie opened in France and Brazil, the U.K. and Australia, Germany, Russia, Turkey and China.
The year’s top-grosser is the Disney-produced “Gundam” franchise, which has earned $719.7 million worldwide in its 20th season.
The franchise, starring Tom Cruise, James Bond and Brie Larson, is set for an encore.
The Disney-Pixar animated film “Coco” was another top-performing film in its sophomore season, with $5.7 billion, a new record for an animated film.
The studio said it was the highest-ever grossing animated film, and will open this year in China.
It is expected to take in $15 billion in China this summer.
The “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” trilogy is the highest grossing movie of the series’ 20th anniversary.
The first film grossing $40 million was released in 2005, followed by the second and third films.
It grossed an estimated $170 million in its first three weeks.