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Star Wars: The Force Awakens becomes fastest to take $1bn

Mihaela Ahchieva 2016-02-29 02:31:31
Star Wars: The Force Awakens becomes fastest to take $1bn

The fastest film to take $1bn (£674m) at the global box office is officially Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Just in 12 days, JJ Abrams' film achieved the feat, beating the previous record of 13 days set by Jurassic World in June.

However The Force Awakens has yet to open in Ch ina,while Jurassic World had the benefit of record takings there over the period.

Also the biggest US Christmas Day box office takings in history were scored by Star Wars, with $49.3m (£33.2m).

In the second week in the US, the film took $153.5m (£103.5m), bringing its total domestic haul to $544.6m (£367m).

Other release through the weekend included the Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg comedy Daddy's Home, which took $35m (£23.6m).

Another fast spinning film was - The Jennifer Lawrence film Joy - which sees the actress reunite with Silver Linings Playbook director David O Russell for the biopic about the creator of the Miracle Mop - took $17.5m (£11.8m).

Leonardo DiCaprio's film The Revenant earned, in limited release $471,000 (£317,000) from four locations, averaging $117,750 (£79,000) per screen.

The actor's performance as a wilderness guide abandoned after a savage bear attack, is expected to earn him an Oscar nomination next month (hopefully). 

Photos: bbc.com

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