‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ opens to record $248 million in North America
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” opened with a record-breaking $248 million at the North American box office, and $529 million globally over its opening weekend.
The film had the biggest opening weekend both domestically and internationally, and pushed Disney’s 2015 box office gross past the $5 billion mark.
“The Force Awakens” opened in some international markets on Dec. 16 before rolling out in U.S. and Canada from the night of Dec. 17. It has set box office records for biggest opening in countries including the United Kingdom, Australia and Russia.
The film smashed through the previous biggest global box office opening record, $524 million set by Universal Pictures’ “Jurassic World” earlier this year.
Disney has home a run of hit movies this year, including Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” and “Ant-Man,” Pixar animation “Inside Out” and live action fairytale “Cinderella.”
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