Wednesday, January 6, 2016
'Star Wars' Rules the Domestic Box Office
In a feat even more impressive than Rey's ability to bypass the compressor on the Millennium Falcon, Star Wars: The Force Awakens has become the highest-grossing film in U.S. history less than three weeks after its release, Variety reports. The J.J. Abrams-helmed flick has beaten the $760.5 record set by James Cameron's Avatar in 2010.
As someone who's seen The Force Awakens six times as of this writing, I feel like I'm at least partially responsible.
Globally, the seventh installment in the Star Wars saga still trails behind Jurassic World, Titanic and Avatar, but it's still yet to open in China, which is the second-biggest film market in the world after the United States. The Force Awakens releases in China this weekend.
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