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Box Office: Dec. 18-20, 2015: STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS – Biggest Opening in History

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Box Office December 18-20, 2015. Star Wars: The Force Awakens was Number One at the box office over the weekend with $238 Million so far. With that take, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is now the biggest opening film of all time. Star Wars: The Force Awakens made $57 Million last Thursday night plus $279 Million internationally for $517 Million total world-wide over the weekend. Star Wars: The Force Awaken also had the largest Friday, opening day, and single day ($120.5 million), highest per theater average ($57,571), top holiday opening weekend, widest December opening (4,134 theaters), and domestic IMAX opening record ($30.1 million) to name the majority of the records it has broken. Alvin and the Chipmunks The Road Chip premiered in Second Place with $14.4 Million. Sisters premiered in Third Place with $13.4 Million. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 was Fourth with $5.6 Million for $254.4 Million so far. Creed was Fifth with $5 Million. The Good Dinosaur, Krampus, In the Heart of the Sea, Dilwale (which premiered this weekend), and Bajirao Mastani (which premiered this weekend) rounded out the top ten respectively.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is a 2015 American epic space opera film directed, co-produced, and co-written by J. J. Abrams. The seventh installment in the main Star Wars film series, it stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Max von Sydow. Produced by Lucasfilm and Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions and distributed worldwide by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, The Force Awakens is set approximately 30 years after Return of the Jedi (1983), and follows Rey, Finn, and Poe Dameron’s fight with the Resistance, led by veterans of the Rebel Alliance, against Kylo Ren and the First Order, descended from the Galactic Empire.

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip is a 2015 American road-adventure family caper comedy film directed by Walt Becker and written by Randi Mayem Singer and Adam Sztykiel. The fourth installment in the Alvin and the Chipmunks film series, it stars Jason Lee, Tony Hale, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, and Josh Green with the voices of Justin Long, Matthew Gray Gubler, Jesse McCartney, Kaley Cuoco, Anna Faris, and Christina Applegate

Sisters is a 2015 American comedy film directed by Jason Moore and written by Paula Pell. The film stars Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, John Leguizamo, Ike Barinholtz, John Cena, James Brolin and Dianne Wiest.

Dilwale (translation: The Big Hearted) is a 2015 Indian romantic musical action comedy film directed by Rohit Shetty, and produced by Gauri Khan and Rohit Shetty under the banner of Red Chillies Entertainment and Rohit Shetty Productions respectively.

The film stars Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Varun Dhawan, and Kriti Sanon in lead roles, with Johnny Lever and Varun Sharma in supporting roles.

Bajirao Mastani is a 2015 Indian epic historical romantic drama produced and directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, who also composed the music score of the film. The film stars Ranveer Singh as Bajirao I, Priyanka Chopra as Kashibai, and Deepika Padukone as Mastani. The film also features Tanvi Azmi, Vaibbhav Tatwawdi and Milind Soman. Based on the Marathi novel Raau by Nagnath S. Inamdar, the film narrates the story of the Maratha warrior Peshwa Bajirao and his second wife Mastani.

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