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Disney: 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Breaks Record for Highest Grossing Domestic Film of All Time


Film Frame/Disney/Lucasfilm via AP

The force is strong with this one.

Disney announced on Wednesday evening that "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" has become the highest grossing domestic film of all time, passing "Avatar" in a "record-shattering 20 days of release."

Film Frame/Disney/Lucasfilm via AP

With afternoon box office results in, Disney was confident that "Episode: VII" would rake in the necessary amount to pass the $760.5 million put up by James Cameron's 2009 "Avatar."

Globally the film has earned more than $1.5 billion since its Dec. 16 global debut, Disney added. The film is set to open in China on Jan. 9.

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