Force Awakens sets Christmas record with $49 Million

Santa Claus had nothing on BB-8. 

Star Wars: The Force Awakens, as is quickly becoming its norm, rewrote another record. This time it was the highest Christmas Day tally as it soared to a most impressive $49 million. 

The previous record was held by Sherlock Holmes with $24.6 million set in 2009.

Domestically, Force Awakens has already reached $440 million. That total, with Saturday and Sunday to go, puts Awakens as the 11th highest grossing movie ever with only $9 million separating it from No. 9 on the The Dark Knight Rises at $448 million.

  • Barry Murray

    Who the hell goes to the cinema on christmas day???

  • It’s strangely becoming a bigger event day.
    Unlike Thanksgiving where the focus is more on the evening, Christmas seems to be done for some folks after the morning.?

  • Barry Murray

    It makes sense. For the last 20 years, i have worked all day christmas day and through the night till boxing day, so i have never seen it as a day to go to the cinema, lol.