'Star Wars' runs record box office to $812M

January 10, 2016 4:20 PM

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'Star Wars' runs record box office to $812M

Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the newly minted record holder for all-time domestic box office, pulled in another $41.6 million this weekend, according to studio estimates. The movie finished in first place for a fourth weekend and narrowly defeated DiCaprio's wilderness thriller The Revenant, which made its debut with $38 million in nationwide release ($39.6 million total since opening Christmas Day in limited release).

Oscar-winning director Alejandro González Iñárritu's latest effort surpassed Force Awakens on Friday ($14.4 million to $10.8 million) but J.J. Abrams' Star Wars had a big Saturday “where kids were probably going back to see it for the third time," says Rentrak senior media analyst Paul Dergarabedian...

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