'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' blasts records with $238M North American debut

LOS ANGELES -- To say that the force is strong with this one isn't nearly enough.

Studio estimates on Sunday say "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" brought in a galactic $238 million over the weekend, making it the biggest North American debut of all time.

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The Walt Disney Co. earnings destroy the previous opening record set by "Jurassic World," which drew $208.8 million this summer.

A few other movies tried to compete against J.J. Abrams' seventh chapter in George Lucas' space saga.

Almost a galaxy away, the animated "Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip" came in second with $14.4 million

In third place, the Tina Fey and Amy Poehler comedy "Sisters" earned an estimated $13.42 million in its opening weekend. A whopping 79 per cent of audiences were female for the R-rated comedy.



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