How far will "Star Wars" go?
The betting has begun on just how big Walt Disney Co.'s new space opera, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," will be when it hits theaters in mid-December.
The film is expected to gross $175 million to more than $200 million in the U.S. and Canada in its opening weekend, according to people who have seen prerelease audience surveys. And many analysts say it could break the record for the biggest domestic opening ever, which was set in June by "Jurassic World." That Universal Pictures sequel grossed nearly $209 million in its initial weekend.