Another day, another box-office record broken by “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”
On Tuesday evening, the film made an estimated $29.3 million, giving the film a total gross in the US of $600.65 million, according to Deadline.
That makes “The Force Awakens” the fastest movie to hit the $600 million mark. And $700 million should be in its grasp come this weekend.
The all-time domestic box-office champ (not adjusted for inflation) is “Avatar,” which took in $760.5 million over its theatrical life. “The Force Awakens” is gearing up to pass that number in the coming week.
Disney obviously had a good feeling about the film’s monster release, as it’s been reported that the studio was able to negotiate an unprecedented split with theatre chains, securing more than 60% of ticket sales in the US. Since 2008, the average studio take from domestic ticket earnings is 53%.
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