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Star Wars projected to lift US box office over $11 bn


The record debut this month of Star Wars: The Force Awakens along with blockbusters like Jurassic World earlier in the year, have put the US movie industry on track to crack $11 billion in ticket sales for the first time ever. The North American box office, which includes US and Canadian theatres, is forecast to rise 6.3 per cent to $11.01 billion in 2015, Rentrak Corp said Tuesday in an e-mailed statement. That would surpass the current record of $10.92 billion set in 2013. While the overall number signifies health, studios with massive event movies are outperforming their rivals. ...

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First Published: Thu, December 24 2015. 00:17 IST