"Titanic" and "Jurassic World" have been toppled by the Force, and it looks as though "Avatar" is the next target.
"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" shattered more records as it continued to dominate the box office on New Year's Day, taking in an estimated $34.5 million Friday, according to Box Office Mojo.
That brings domestic earnings for the sci-fi adventure to $686.5 million in just 15 days of release. "The Force Awakens" is now the highest-grossing of all seven "Star Wars" movies and has overtaken 2015's "Jurassic World" ($652.3 million) and 1997's "Titanic" ($658.7 million) to become the No. 2 domestic film of all time. The record for the all-time box-office champ, 2009's "Avatar" ("$760.5 million), is now in its sights.
"Star Wars" also is now the seventh-highest grossing film of all time worldwide, having earned an estimated $1.4 billion.
The Will Ferrell-Mark Wahlberg comedy "Daddy's Home" came in second place, earning an estimated $11.5 million Friday for a domestic total of $76.2 million.
In third place, Quentin Tarantino's 70-mm western "The Hateful Eight" expanded from 100 to 2,474 theaters in its second weekend, earning an estimated $6.4 million Friday for a total of $19.8 million.
In fifth place, "Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip" earned an estimated $4.4 million on Friday for a total of $60 million, while David O. Russell's "Joy," starring Jennifer Lawrence, placed sixth with an estimated $4 million and an eight-day total of $32.3 million.
"The Big Short" came in seventh with an estimated $3.4 million for a total of $27.4 million. "Concussion" was No. 8 on Friday with an estimated $3.1 million for a total of $20.4 million. "Point Break," at No. 9, earned an estimated $2.7 million for an eight-day total of $18.3 million. And rounding out the top 10 was "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay-Part 2," which took in an estimated $1.7 million for a total of $271.2 million.
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