Disney announced Monday that the latest film in the popular franchise earned a record $248 million dollars at the domestic box office over the weekend -- $10 million more than was previously estimated.
"The Force Awakens" also set a new Sunday box office record, raising $60.5 million dollars.
"Jurassic World" set the previous records earlier this year, making $57.2 million dollars on its first Sunday of release and $208.8 million during its opening weekend.
Disney noted Monday that it has now earned $5 billion at the global box office this year -- the first time it has achieved that milestone -- thanks to hits like "The Force Awakens," "Avengers: Age of Ultron," and "Inside Out."
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