Star Wars: The Force Awakens Has Record-Breaking Opening at the Box Office

Box Office Results for the Third Weekend of December 2015

December 21, 2015 by

The return of the Star Wars franchise stormed the box office and broke just about every record possible. The Force Awakens brought in $247.9 million over the weekend and so far has grossed $524.9 million worldwide since its opening on Thursday night.

Along with breaking the weekend record, The Force Awakens also broke the Thursday night record with $57 million, the first day record with $119 million, the fastest film to $100 million in one day, and basically every other record possible other than the largest Saturday opening, which is still held by Jurassic World.

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip managed to bring in $14.2 million to place second in its debut, while Sisters took third with $13.9 million.

Here are the numbers for the top five of the domestic box office over the weekend via BOM:

  1. Star Wars: The Force Awakens — Total Gross: $247.9 million (new)
  2. Alvin and the Chipmunks The Road Chip — Total Gross: $14.2 million (new)
  3. Sisters — Total Gross: $13.9 million (new)
  4. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 — Weekend Gross: $5.8 million — Total Gross: $254.4 million (#1 last week)
  5. Creed — Weekend Gross: $5 million — Total Gross: $87.8 million (#4 last week)