'Star Wars' zooms to $1 billion at box office in record time

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" Makes Box Office History
"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" Makes Box Office History


"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" has blasted past the $1 billion mark at the worldwide box office in record time, Disney said Sunday.

The blockbuster seventh entry in the beloved sci-fi space franchise achieved the feat in 12 days of global release, beating the 13 days that former record-holder "Jurassic World" took to manage the feat in June.

The J.J. Abrams-directed reboot took in a spectacular $286 million worldwide this weekend, with $153 million coming from North America and $133 million from overseas. That lifted the global total to $1.09 billion, with $546 million coming from abroad — without China — and $544.5 million from North America.

Click through images of opening night of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens':

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The biggest market for "Star Wars" other than North America has been the U.K., where it has taken $97 million, followed by Germany with $54 million and France with $48 million.

"The Force Awakens" will open in China on January 9.

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