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Star Wars: The Force Awakens beat Jurassic World for largest global opening ever

Well, that didn't take long. Only hours after the numbers came in showing the new Star Wars overtaking Jurassic World at the domestic box office, it now looks like The Force Awakens has officially bested the dinosaur flick by setting a new record for biggest global opening in history.

Disney chairman Bob Iger told Bloomberg TV this morning that Episode VII's weekend ticket sales are now estimated to hit $528 million, higher than the $517 million that was originally reported last night. That puts the film's opening weekend gross of Jurassic World's $524 million launch. Star Wars' domestic launch is now tallied at about $247 million, still the highest ever in the States. Meanwhile, its international haul is estimated to land at about $281 million, making it the third-highest grossing movie to debut globally.

And it hasn't even debuted in China yet

Of course, The Force Awakens has a lot of money left to earn; the film is still slated to hit theaters in China on January 9th, where its expected to make an incredible profit. All told, Disney execs are having an extremely joyous holiday season.


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