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“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Breaks Box Office Record; “Road Chip,” “Sisters” Debut

The Force Awakens [Official]

For the second time in 2015, a film has broken America’s opening weekend box office record.

“Jurassic Park” first achieved the feat when it debuted with $208.8 million this summer.

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” set a new record this weekend.

The seventh “Star Wars” film earned a record-breaking $248.0 million in its first weekend at the domestic box office.

The record-breaking tally obviously allowed “Star Wars” to obliterate this weekend’s box office. New releases “Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Road Chip” (#2) and “Sisters” (#3) follow distantly courtesy grosses of $14.3 million and $13.9 million, respectively.

“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2” ($5.9 million) and “Creed” ($5.0 million) complete the weekend’s Top 5.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

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