‘Force Awakens’ starts with $14.1 million overseas

December 17, 2015 6:37 PM

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The global rollout of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is already breaking records abroad and in presales ahead of its Thursday evening debut in the United States.

The Walt Disney Co. said Thursday the film debuted with $14.1 million from its first screenings Wednesday in 12 international markets. The largest was France, where the film earned $5.2 million. It set a one-day record in Norway and Sweden.

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