Star Wars: The Force Awakens was the number one movie at the weekend box office as expected, but it also broke a large number of records. With a gross of $247 million, it broke records for Highest December Opening Weekend (previous record was The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey with $84.62 million), Highest Domestic Opening Weekend (previous record was Jurassic World with $208.8 million), and Top Holiday Opening Weekend (previous record was The Hunger Games: Catching Fire with $158 million), just to name a few. It’s currently on track to become the highest-grossing movie ever (the current champion, Avatar, has a domestic total gross of just over $749 million) for the top spot.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens also earned $279 million at the international box office, for a record $528 million globally. Tribute.ca users love it, giving it 4.25 stars.
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip debuted in second place, taking in an estimated $14.4 million. Adults and kids alike enjoyed this family comedy, giving it 3.9 stars at Tribute.ca.
Having enjoyed four solid weeks in the top spot, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 dropped to fourth place in its fifth week with an estimated $5.6 million this weekend. It also became the sixth 2015 release to make over $250 million domestically and has a 4 star rating at Tribute.ca.