‘Star Wars’ surpasses ‘Titanic’ and ‘Jurassic World,’ breaking more box office records
“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.
“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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