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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Had the Best Earning Weekend of Any Movie, Ever

Star Wars: The Force Awakens
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Yesterday we told you that Star Wars: The Force Awakens made more money in a single day than any other movie, with a $120 million haul on Friday. Now, less than 24 hours later, we’re here to tell you that The Force Awakens has shattered more records: Its staggering $517 million weekend gross is, by far, the most money any movie has ever made in one weekend. Ever. In the world. Since the dawn of movies. It made $238 million domestically and $279 overseas. For the sake of comparison, The Phantom Menace made $64.8 million its opening weekend in May 1999.

Here’s an updated list of records held by The Force Awakens:

Largest Thursday Previews (screenings began at 7 p.m.): $57 million
Largest Friday, Opening Day, Single Day: $120.5 million (estimate)
Domestic Opening Weekend: $238 million (estimate)
Highest Per-Theater Average (Wide Opening): $57,571 (estimate)
Top Opening Weekend for PG-13 Rated Film: $238 million (estimate)
Top Holiday Opening Weekend: $238 million (estimate)
Biggest Weekend Overall (Top 12 Gross): $294.5 million
Biggest December Weekend (Top 12 Gross): $294.5 million
December Single Day: $120.5 million (estimated)
Widest December Opening: 4,134 theaters
December Opening Weekend: $238 million (estimate)
Fastest to $100 Million: 1 Day
Global IMAX Opening Record: $48 million
Domestic IMAX Opening Record: $30.1 million

Also, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip came in second at the box office this weekend, with $14.4 million.

Update: Disney CEO Bob Iger now says The Force Awakens has earned $528 million worldwide, beating Jurassic World’s global opening record of  $524.9 million, as expected. Its domestic earnings have been revised to $247 million, but all numbers are expected to increase by the end of Monday, when the final tallies are announced.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Made $528 Million