Box Office: ‘Star Wars’ Finishes Christmas Weekend With Record Haul

Star Wars The Force Awakens
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The force was slightly less powerful over Christmas weekend, with final domestic grosses for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” down 2.7% to $149.2 million from Sunday’s estimate.

But final international numbers for the space saga exceeded Sunday’s estimates, rising 3.2% to $137.7 million. So the worldwide grosses for the weekend remained just short of $288 million and the 12-day global total stayed at an eye-popping $1.09 billion.

“The Force Awakens” has been demolishing records since opening on Dec. 16. The Christmas weekend saw it generate new milestones for biggest Christmas Day in the U.S. with $49.3 million, biggest Christmas weekend domestically and internationally, and fastest to reach $1 billion worldwide. It crossed the mark in 12 days, beating the previous record holder, “Jurassic World,” by a day.

The seventh “Star Wars” film is already the fifth-biggest domestic grosser of all time, trailing “Avatar” at $760 million, “Titanic” at $658 million, “Jurassic World” at $652 million and “Marvel’s The Avengers” at $623 million.

“The Force Awakens” is now 15th on the all-time worldwide list, which is topped by those same four films — “Avatar” at $2.78 billion, “Titanic” at $2.19 billion, “Jurassic World” at $1.67 billion and “Marvel’s The Avengers” at $1.52 billion.

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  1. screw titanic and avatar but 1.7 billion is still good for a star wars frnchise.. dnt need to see it again though.. the sequal wich will be helpmd by looper director will be bettter.. the empire will strike back..

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