'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Sets New Christmas Day Record

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By Matt O'Bryant 

Star Wars: The Force Awakens continued its dominance at the box office on Christmas Day bringing in a huge $49.3 million. That number sets a new all-time record for Christmas Day, surpassing the previous record of $27 million held by Sherlock Holmes. The film is expected to have another huge weekend with estimates between $150 million to $190 for the three day holiday weekend.

With that amount The Force Awakens has now surpassed the $400 million mark domestically with a total of around $440.4 million and will probably zoom close to $600 million domestically by the end of the weekend. Being the fastest film in history to do so.

The film has also amassed more than $890 million globally, and will cross the $1 billion mark at a record pace by Sunday afternoon. Star Wars: The Force Awakens will continue to break records for the foreseeable future, since there isn't any real competition until Kung Fu Panda 3 hits theaters in late January.

Check back tomorrow for a full run down on all the box office numbers in our weekly box office report.

What does everyone think about these incredible numbers? Sound off in the comments section below and let us know.

SOURCE: THR 

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