THE FORCE AWAKENS Opening Week Record

Over its first seven days of release, Star Wars: The Force Awakens took in a staggeringly unprecedented haul of $391.1 million, crushing the previous first-week mark of $296.2 million set this past summer by Jurassic World.

It almost seem pointless to mention, but the mega-blockbuster’s seventh-day take of $27.1 million more than doubled Avatar’s previous Christmas Eve record of $11.2 million.

What is worth mentioning is that just after one week in theaters, The Force Awakens has already surpassed the total box office grosses of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 ($381 million) and Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith ($380.3 million), two behemoths in their own right.

The Force Awakens has set so many records at this point it’s staggering…and it’s just getting started.

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