Star Wars storms the box office, crushes numerous records

By Alexandra Heilbron on December 20, 2015 | Leave a Comment

starwarsposterStar 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. 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

Sisters, the new comedy starring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler as adult sisters who never really grew up, grossed a total of $13.4 million. users gave it a 4.25 star rating.

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

Rounding out the top five was Rocky spin-off Creed, featuring Michael B. Jordan as Adonis Creed, the son of one of Rocky’s former opponents. It earned an additional $5.1 million and a 4 star rating.

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