Box office report: Star Wars: The Force Awakens demolishes records with $238 million opening

December 20, 2015 5:14 PM

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Box office report: Star Wars: The Force Awakens demolishes records with $238 million opening

Star Wars: The Force Awakens earned an estimated $238 million this weekend, making it the biggest domestic opening of all time. Han, Chewie, Leia, and friends obliterated the $208.8 million record set by Jurassic World this summer, and in total, The Force Awakens has already made an astronomical $517 million worldwide.

The Force Awakens’ domestic opening is the crowning achievement in a long, long list of broken box office records. Only a few hours after it started screening on Thursday, The Force Awakens had already notched the highest-grossing pre-show day of all time, earning $57 million. Add that to its Friday...

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