‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Destroys All Box Office Records

Kaitlan Collins Contributor
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The latest Star Wars film just broke the record for biggest opening weekend of all time.

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” set a new record when it made $238 million in ticket sales this weekend, Walt Disney Studios announced Sunday.

The film has raked in $517 million globally, and has also had the largest Friday sales and biggest December debut. It beat out Universal’s “Jurassic World,” which made $208.8 million when it premiered this summer.

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“The enthusiasm has really turned into a cultural event,” Dave Hollis, Disney’s executive vice president of theatrical distribution, said in a statement. “It’s unbelievable.”

“It feels historic. The marketing team has embarked on a two-plus year journey to create this event feel,” he added. “It’s hard to think you could replicate this, but never say never.”