'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' fastest movie to earn USD 1 billion

Los Angeles: Disney's "Star Wars: The Force Awakens", the latest installment of the blockbuster science fiction franchise, on Sunday hit the USD 1 billion mark in global box office at record pace.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens
'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'. Pic/Santa Banta

The blockbuster installment, the seventh of the kind, posted the biggest second-weekend box office total ever recorded in North America by raking in more than USD 153 million in the US and Canada, Xinhua quoted the box office figures gathered by Rentrak.

The latest installment of the "Star Wars" franchise took over the previous second weekend record of USD 106.6 million set by "Jurassic World" earlier this year by USD 46.9 million.

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" has grossed USD 544 million in North America since it was released in North America ten days ago.

Of this weekend's overall gross for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," IMAX grosses made up an estimated USD 19 million. Total IMAX grosses of the new blockbuster film have exceeded USD 70 million in North America.

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