'Force Awakens' soars with $1B on record weekend at theaters

December 28, 2015 11:29 PM

8 0

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" soared to a galactic $1 billion in ticket sales over a record-breaking weekend at the Christmas box office.

The J.J. Abrams-directed installment of the beloved space saga scored the best second weekend of any film, with $149 million, according to studio figures released Monday. That tremendous take boosted holiday box-office totals to new heights: $295.5 million, which bests the $269.8 million record "Ava...

Also watch: 2017 NFL Schedule: Giants to open at Cowboys in Week 1 for third straight year

Read more

To category page