Star Wars' Opening Weekend Was Out of This World: Movie Breaks Records with $238 Million in U.S. Ticket Sales

December 20, 2015 6:26 PM

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The highly-anticipated film set the all-time domestic debut record over the weekend with an estimated $238 million in ticket sales, Walt Disney Studios announced on Sunday. In addition, The Force Awakens made $279 million internationally over its five-day debut, reaching a grand total of $517 million globally in sales, so far.

The movie broke a slew of other standing records, including the largest Friday sales and the biggest December debut of all time. It also became the first film ever to bank over $100 million in one day.

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