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‘Star Wars’ Scores Highest 3-Day Gross at Single U.S. Location

Star Wars: The Force Awakens” has added yet another record to its already impressive resume — the highest three-day gross at a single U.S. location with $715,010 at Pacific’s Arclight Hollywood.

Disney’s “The Force Awakens” brought in $370,597 on Friday (including Thursday night previews), followed by  $180,904 on Saturday and $163,510 on Sunday, according to Rentrak.

The seventh “Star Wars” movie also reeled in the second and third highest per-location numbers with $662,521 at AMC’s Empire 25 in New York City and $642,430 at AMC’s Metreon 16 in San Francisco.

The previous record holder had been Warner Bros.’ “The Dark Knight Rises” in 2012 with $594,678 at the Empire 25, just ahead of Marvel’s “The Avengers” with $592,952, also at the Empire 25.

“The Force Awakens” also took the sixth- and seventh-highest per-location grosses at two other California multiplexes — $579,685 at Regal’s Irvine Spectrum 21 and $568,840 at Pacific’s Arclight Sherman Oaks.

The Arclight Hollywood has 14 screens, including the historic Cinerama Dome. Quentin Tarantino lashed out at Disney last week, accusing the studio of “extortion,” for allegedly pushing his 70mm “The Hateful Eight” out of the renowned theater to screen “The Force Awakens.”

Over the weekend, the sci-fi epic shattered records with a $248 million domestic debut and a $529 million global launch, topping this summer’s “Jurassic World” ($208.8 million domestic, $524.9 million worldwide).

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