Star Wars 7 Continues to Break Records With Biggest-Ever Monday
Force Awakens topples Spider-Man 2 to enjoy biggest domestic Monday box office performance ever.
Disney's Star Wars: The Force Awakens is a smash-hit.
Having already broken Thursday, Friday, and first-weekend records for box office sales, the sci-fi blockbuster now holds the title for biggest Monday ever.
Variety reports that The Force Awakens made $40.1 million domestically on Monday, December 21. That obliterates the previous record-holder, 2004's Spider-Man 2, which made $27.2 million on the Monday after the Fourth of July holiday over a decade ago.
The Hollywood news site goes on to say the fact that many schools in the US are off this week probably bolstered the movie's performance even further. The Force Awakens has now made $288.1 million in North America, bringing its worldwide haul to $610.8 million.
The production budget for The Force Awakens is estimated to be in the area of $200 million.
In other news about The Force Awakens, sources have revealed why Harrison Ford was paid 50X more than other actors in the movie. For more on the movie, check out our look at the film's three biggest unanswered questions.
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