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‘Star Wars’ blasts off in China with record $53 million

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” valid a large pull in China, a world’s second-largest film market, grossing an estimated $53 million in sheet sales in a initial dual days in theaters.

That studio-estimated sum is a biggest Saturday-Sunday box-office opening ever in China. It did 70% improved than a prior hilt of that sold record — Paramount Pictures’ “Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation.” 

China is a final marketplace to open “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” adding to the Lucasfilm picture’s already large worldwide haul. It’s now a third biggest film ever, globally ($1.73 billion), behind only “Titanic” and “Avatar.” 

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In a U.S. and Canada, it’s already a all-time tip film (not adjusting for inflation) with $812 million in domestic sheet sales given it debuted Dec. 17, including $41.6 million from this weekend.