Star Wars Episode VII, The Force Awakens became the biggest opening in movie history bringing in an estimated $238 million in the U.S. this weekend.
The film flew past the opening weekend record held by Universal’s Jurassic World, which made $208.8 million on the weekend it opened in June.
So far the film has made $517 million around the world since opening overseas on Wednesday. This is the second highest global debut of all-time behind only Jurassic World, which made $525 million globally in June.
However, The Force Awakens has yet to open in China, the world’s second biggest film market. It will open there on January 9.
The Force Awakens now holds the box office records for biggest Thursday night opening, biggest one day gross, biggest December debut, and biggest opening weekend of all time.
Now the question is, can The Force Awakens reach Avatar for highest grossing film of all-time?