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Star Wars poised to become fastest film to reach $1 bn in ticket sales

Prior to The Force Awakens, the fastest a movie crossed $1 bn threshold was Universal Pictures' Jurassic World in 13 days this past June

Bloomberg 

Star Wars: The Force Awakens was poised to pass $1 billion in worldwide ticket sales this weekend and become the first picture to reach that mark so quickly. The film, which officially opened in US theaters on December 18 and in some international markets on December 16, has generated box-office revenue of $890.3 million worldwide through Christmas Day, Burbank, California-based Walt Disney Co said Saturday in a statement. Prior to The Force Awakens, the fastest a movie crossed the $1 billion threshold was Universal Pictures' Jurassic World in 13 days this past June. The new Star Wars ...

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First Published: Mon, December 28 2015. 00:06 IST
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