Box Office Numbers for 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Just Got Bigger

The movie made more money than previously thought.

December 22, 2015, 12:50 PM

— -- "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" had an even bigger debut than initially believed.

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.

"The Force Awakens" has raked in $529 million dollars worldwide since it opened overseas on Dec. 16, yet another record. It will open in Greece and India this week, and in China on Jan. 9.

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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