« on: December 20, 2015, 12:45 PM »
'Star Wars' awakens to biggest box office opening ever
"Star Wars" now rules the box office galaxy.
"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" became the biggest opening in movie history bringing in an estimated $238 million in the U.S. this weekend.
The film flew past the opening weekend record held by Universal's "Jurassic World," which made $208.8 million on the weekend it opened in June.
So far the film has made $517 million around the world since opening overseas on Wednesday. This is the second highest global debut of all-time behind only "Jurassic World," which made $525 million globally in June.
However, "The Force Awakens" has yet to open in China, the world's second biggest film market. It will open there on January 9.