Star Wars 7: The Force Awakens Breaks Christmas Day Box Office Record

The sci-fi blockbuster is coming up on $1 billion at the global box office.


Star Wars: The Force Awakens continues to break records.

The sci-fi blockbuster made $76.8 million worldwide on December 25, marking a new record for Christmas Day box office performance. $49.3 million came from the US and $27.5 million stemmed from international markets, according to box office numbers posted today by Entertainment Weekly.

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The previous Christmas Day record-holder was Robert Downey Jr.'s Sherlock Holmes (2009) with $24.6 million--The Force Awakens made more than twice that.

The total worldwide box office haul for The Force Awakens now stands at $890.3 million.

In other news about The Force Awakens, sources have revealed why Harrison Ford was paid 50X more than other actors in the movie. In addition, some more of the movie's lore has been revealed.

For more on the film, here's our three biggest unanswered questions.

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