New ‘Star Wars’ Speeds Toward Record

December 20, 2015 4:42 AM

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New ‘Star Wars’ Speeds Toward Record

“Star Wars” fever has spread through movie theaters around the globe, even reaching the White House, as the series yet again began toppling box-office records.

After a record $57 million from Thursday night showings in North America and packed matinees on Friday, Walt Disney projected that “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” would surpass $215 million over the weekend, beating the record-setting domestic opening of “Jurassic World,” which debuted with $208.8 mi...

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