‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Tops U.K. 2015 Box Office

LONDON — “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” has become the U.K.’s biggest movie released in 2015, with a box office total of £97.4 million ($143 million).

J.J. Abrams’ film overtook the previous U.K. 2015 box-office king, “Spectre,” in just 16 days of business, and has now outperformed the U.K.’s second biggest film of all time, “Avatar.” “Spectre” has taken $137 million, while 2009’s “Avatar” took $138 million.

The all-time box-office champion in the U.K. remains 2012’s Skyfall with $151 million.

In the U.S., “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is also the second biggest film of all time. On Sunday, Disney reported a domestic box-office for the movie totaling $740 million, which has only been surpassed Stateside by “Avatar” on $761 million.

Globally, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” ranks as the sixth highest-grossing film in history, having earned $1.5 billion worldwide.

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