Star Wars Smashes Global Box Office Record. Star Wars: The Force Awakens has smashed the record for the biggest box office debut weekend globally with tickets sales of $529m (£355m).
The previous record, $525m, was set by Jurassic World in June.
The seventh instalment of the nearly 40-year-old space saga also opened with a record-breaking $248m in the US and Canada.
Star Wars has also had the biggest opening day and Saturday receipts in UK and Ireland box office history.