'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' grosses whopping $120.5 million for opening day

December 19, 2015 6:09 PM

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Jedis, Stormtroopers, padawans and denizens of this galaxy and perhaps some far, far away turned out for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" Thursday and Friday, amassing recording-breaking box-office numbers and further bolstering the seventh installment of the beloved sci-fi series.

J.J. Abrams' highly anticipated take on George Lucas' franchise collected an estimated $120.5 million in its first day, including $57 million for Thursday night preview shows, making it the highest single day on record, according to Walt Disney Co. The Thursday night tally topped the previous record...

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