Originally posted: http://www.jedinews.co.uk/news/news.aspx?newsID=25015
To the shock and surprise of absolutely no one with a pulse, The Force Awakens has set a new box office record for Christmas day here in the United States with over $49 million in ticket sales.
The Force remains a record-setter as “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” dominates the Christmas weekend.
“The Force Awakens” smashed the Christmas Day record with $49.3 million in the U.S. on Friday. That was double the earlier record of $24.6 million from “Sherlock Holmes,” which opened on Dec. 25, 2009.
The second weekend of Disney’s space saga is projected to wind up the three-day holiday weekend with as much as $140 million at 4,134 U.S. theaters, lifting its 10-day total to as high as $530 million.
“The Force Awakens” will demolish three records set by “Jurassic World” in June — highest second weekend ($106 million), highest 10-day total ($402.6 million) and the fastest film to go past the $500 million milestone (17 days).
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