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What do you do a week after setting the all-time box office record for opening weekends? You set a few more records along the way. Star Wars: The Force Awakens packed movie theaters once again this weekend, netting $153 million in its second weekend. It’s the largest second weekend in box office history, topping that of Jurassic World‘s $106 million and Marvel’s The Avengers‘ $103 million. It’s a 38% drop from last weekend’s massive $247 million opening but it still is a massive haul for the LucasFilms franchise.

In just ten days of theatrical release, J.J. Abrams entry into the legendary film franchise has already topped 2008’s The Dark Knight ($534M) as the fifth highest grossing film in America, ever. It’s the fastest film to ever reach half a billion at the box office and early projections see it coming close to the second all-time spot, right behind Avatar and its $700+ million haul during its theatrical run from December 2009 well into 2010. How far is it going to set the new mark is the question as James Cameron’s Avatar sequel is coming in 2017.

Worldwide, it crossed the $1 billion barrier in 12 days, besting Jurassic World by a day. It’s $1.09 billion cume makes it the 15th highest grossing film all-time and it has already set numerous IMAX records. The biggest question (as weighed by some members of the Day & A Dream staff) is whether or not it moves past Titanic‘s $2.2 billion worldwide figure or the $2.8 billion mark set by Avatar. The film opens in China on January 9th which should definitely give it a much needed boost to move closer towards that figure but until then, we’re still living in a Star Wars world and everyone else just has to deal with it.

DEC. 25 – 27 WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
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[Box Office Mojo]

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