Another week, another box office record broken by Star War: The Force Awakens!
The space adventure set the bar for the best New Year's Day earnings with $34 million on Friday!
And the rest of the weekend proved just as lucrative — the J.J. Abrams-directed epic made $88.3 million domestically, winning the biggest third weekend at the box office ever!
The Force Awakens now has a domestic total of $740 million, and will most likely become the highest grossing film ever in North America on Tuesday — when it's predicted to beat out the $760 million total set by Avatar!
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Hauling in another $770 million from overseas, the seventh installment of the franchise has accumulated $1.51 billion worldwide in just 19 days!
Coming in second place at the weekend box office was the Will Ferrell/Mark Wahlberg comedy Daddy's Home, earning $29 million. Finishing third was Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight with an estimated $15.2 million.
Other top box office earners this weekend were Sisters with $12.5 million and Alvin and The Chipmunks: The Road Chip with $11.9 million.
By comparison to The Force Awakens, these box office numbers really show how Star Wars is just in a completely different galaxy than any other film out right now!
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