‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Breaks Christmas Eve Box Office Record

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” earned $27.1 million at the U.S. box office on Christmas Eve, easily breaking the record set by “Avatar” in 2009 of $11.2 million.

It also broke the 7-day record of $296.2 million set in June by the first week of “Jurassic World.”

The seventh “Star Wars” film already has earned $391.1 million in seven days in domestic grosses, and is predicted to reach the $1 billion mark by the end of the weekend worldwide.

'Star Wars- The Force Awakens' Breaks Christmas Eve Box Office Record

From Variety:

“The Force Awakens” is already the 22nd highest domestic grosser of all time. Its Christmas Eve grosses pushed it past the notable hits “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2” ($381 million), “Finding Nemo” ($380.8 million) and “Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith” ($380.3 million).

On Christmas Eve, “The Force Awakens” took in 13 times the amount of its closest rivals, Fox’s “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Trip” with $2 million at 3,653 sites in its seventh day and Paramount’s “The Big Short” with $1.7 million at 1,585 theaters on its second day in wide release.

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