'The Force Awakens' on Track to Become Highest-Grossing Film in US Box Office History

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"The Force Awakens" is set to become the top-grossing film of all time at the domestic box office, after a big New Year's weekend.

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" earned an estimated $88.3 million from Friday through Sunday, boosting its total to date to $740.3 million, according to Rentrak. It now ranks second on the all-time domestic box office list, having just eclipsed "Jurassic World," which took in $652.3 million and "Titanic," which made $658.7 million. "Avatar" holds the current U.S. box office record, with $760.5 million in ticket sales.

"The Force Awakens" has made $1.51 billion since its debut on Dec. 18. It opens in China on Tuesday.

The movie was produced by Lucasfilm, a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Co. ABC News is also owned by The Walt Disney Co.

Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated ticket sales, according to Rentrak:

  • "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," $88.3 million.
  • "Daddy's Home," $29 million.
  • "The Hateful Eight," $16.2 million.
  • "Sisters," $12.6 million.
  • "Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip," $11.8 million.
  • "Joy," $10.4 million.
  • "The Big Short," $9 million.
  • "Concussion," $8 million.
  • "Point Break," $6.8 million.
  • "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 2," $4.6 million.
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