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.
With its Sunday takings projected to be £7.5m, it is expected to achieve the largest four-day