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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Passes Titanic At US Box Office With $686.4m And Is Set To Overtake Avatar

Star Wars: The Force Awakens has overtaken Titanic at the US box office.

The wildly popular film has made $686.4 million in US ticket sales as of Friday, and is closing in on
Avatar's record, according to figures released by Disney on Saturday.
The movie has also made $679.2 million in the international box office, reports USA Today.
James Cameron's blockbuster film Titanic, released in 1997 and staring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, made $658 million at the US box office.

The Force Awakens has also now earned more than Jurassic World (which made $652 million) to become the biggest box office hit in the US in 2015.

The JJ Abrams reboot of the sci-fi classic has been filling theaters around the world.
It is set to rake in even more when it opens in China, one of the world's largest box office markets, on January 9.
The film has made $1.7 billion globally, making it the No 7 best-selling film in history, according to tracker Box Office Mojo.
And the movie is set to overtake Avatar - also directed by Cameron - on Monday, based on sales figures. Avatar, released in 2009, remains the highest-grossing film in US history, making $760 million in ticket sales.

The new Star Wars movie has broken a number of box office records.
Released on December 18, The Force Awakens, became the fastest movie to ever make $1 billion globally, hitting that figure after being out for just 12 days.
The film also made the highest US box office for Christmas Day and was fastest film to hit $100 million in IMAX, according to Disney.
But not everyone has been a fan.
Earlier this week, Star Wars creator George Lucas was forced to issue a grovelling apology to Disney after comparing his $4 billion sale of Lucasfilm to the media empire with having his children sold off to 'white slavers.'
Credit: Mail Online
Lucas complained that Disney and The Force Awakens director JJ Abrams ignored his story ideas, and were more concerned with making a 'retro' movie to please fans than staying true to his sci-fi 'soap opera', in an interview with Charlie Rose ahead of his Kennedy Center Honors that aired on December 25.
However, the legendary filmmaker has since backtracked, and insists he is 'thrilled' with their work.


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