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

December 28, 2015 11:29 PM

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"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...

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