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Star Wars: The Force Awakens sets an opening weekend record

Premiere Of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" - Red Carpet

To no one’s surprise, Star Wars: The Force Awakens won the weekend at the box office.

1. Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Star Wars: The Force Awakens set multiple records at the box office this weekend:

  • Biggest opening day
  • Biggest opening weekend
  • December single day
  • Widest December opening
  • December opening weekend
  • Fastest to $100 million

It took in $247M domestically beating the record set by Jurassic World this summer of $208M. Internationally it took in $279M and stands at $528M globally off of an estimated $200M budget.

2. Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip

The fourth Alvin and the Chipmunks movie took in $14.4M this weekend, a new low opening for the series.

3. Sisters

The new Tina Fey & Amy Poehler comedy opened lower than their last film, Baby Mama, with $13.42M off of a $30M budget.

4. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 took in $5.65M to bring its domestic total $254.43M, and a global total of $595.53M.

5. Creed

Creed, the latest installment in the Rocky series, fell to fifth place in its fourth weekend with $5M. Domestically it now stands at $87.9M.

Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...