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Starz Nabs Rights to ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

As “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” continues to shatter records at the box office, it has already found a premium cable home: Starz.

The network has acquired the pay-TV rights to the seventh installment in the “Star Wars” franchise, Variety has confirmed, as the last film in their output deal with Disney. “The Force Awakens” came out at the very end of 2015, barely allowing Starz to secure the rights under the deal.

Financial terms of the deal, first reported by the New York Post, have not been disclosed. “The Force Awakens” has been unstoppable at the box office, with the sequel set to top “Avatar” all-time domestic box office record this week.

The J.J. Abrams-directed “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” has made $740 million since its debut Deb. 18. The movie reunited past franchise stars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill, along with bringing in newcomers Daisy Ridley and John Boyega.

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