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The Force is apparently the biggest thing in the galaxy. Bigger than any genetically modified dinosaurs, bigger than any troupe of superheroes assembled to save the world. In the box office universe, The Force is Galactus, Apocalypse, Thanos, Darkseid and Doomsday rolled into one.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the seventh film in the Star Wars franchise not only outpaced every Star Wars film before it, it broke the box-office record by recouping over $238 million in receipts this past weekend. By comparison, the previous box office champ, June’s Jurassic World pocketed $208 million during its surprise revival. Three years ago, Marvel’s The Avengers set the pace by becoming the first film to ever cross $200 million in its opening weekend with $207 million.

Now, the title is owned by Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And there may not be another film to ever take the crown away. The J.J. Abrams directed / John Boyega & Oscar Isaac starring film came out of the gates breaking records, earning $57 million on Thursday alone before taking in $120 million in ticket sales on Friday. The new Star Wars film is the first in box-office history to surpass $100 million in a single day.

[USA Today]