'The Force Awakens' beats 'Avatar' as highest grossing North American film of all time

LOS ANGELES -- Move over, "Avatar," there's a new force in town. In just 20 days in theatres, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" has unseated the James Cameron pic as the No.

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1 North American movie of all time.

According to Disney, J.J. Abrams' "Star Wars" earned enough on Wednesday to pass "Avatar's" $760.5 million lifetime gross. As of Tuesday, the film was just shy of the record at $758.2 million.

The worldwide record still belongs to "Avatar," though, and that may continue. "The Force Awakens" has earned $1.6 billion to date, as compared to "Avatar's" $2.8 billion.

"Star Wars" will open in China on Jan. 9, which will give the film a significant boost, but some analysts are predicting that the film might now net out in the mid-$2 billion range.



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