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The Force is definitively with the latest sequel of the sci-fi franchise as Star Wars: The Force Awakens smashes box office records, including an estimated $238 million in the US (beating Jurassic World’s 208.8 million).

The film has established many new records in the US and around the world, including:

In the US:

  • Highest Thursday preview earnings: $57M vs Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 at $43.5M
  • Single-day, Friday gross and first film to reach $100M in one day: $120.5 millions vs Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 at $91.1M.

Worldwide:

  • Biggest opening weekend in: Australia: $18.9 million; Germany: $27.3 million; Russia: $12.3 million
  • International Opening weekend: $279 millones
  • Total Global earnings: $517 millones (it does not include gross earnings from China where the film will be released in January).

[Sources]: New York Times: ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakrens’ Shatters Box Office; Endgadget: ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ broke several movie records.

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