As many probably could have guessed by the lines of fans surrounding movie theatres, the array of movie-themed products, and ample hype, Star Wars: The Force Awakens has officially crushed box office records across the United States on its opening weekend. According to many sources, the latest Star Wars film raked in an estimated $238 million from opening weekend ticket sales, beating the previous record holder - Jurassic World - by nearly $30 million. The seventh film also picked up records for the biggest single day opening, the fastest movie to gross $100 million (one day), and helped US movie theatres to bring in the most money ever taken in a single weekend. Disney also reports Star Wars: The Force Awakens also earned $279 million in the international market.
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