"Star Wars" soars with record-breaking debut

"The Force Awakens" brought in $517 million worldwide in ticket sales

21st December, 2015
Star Wars: The Force Awakens brought in $517 million since it opened last week

“Chewie, we’re home.”

Han Solo’s line in the new “Star Wars” film could also apply to Walt Disney and the team of filmmakers, marketers and distribution executives who delivered a record-breaking weekend debut, setting the stage for years of movies, merchandise and attractions tied to the most successful science-fiction franchise in history.

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” collected $238 million (€219 million) in US and Canadian ticket...

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