Force Still Wide Awake, Blocks Revenant

Star Wars now No. 3 grossing flick of all time, may never sleep
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 10, 2016 12:33 PM CST
Force Still Wide Awake, Blocks Revenant
   (David James)

Star Wars: The Force Awakens stayed on top of the North American box office for the fourth week, beating out Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant, and becoming the third-largest grossing movie in the world ever. According to studio estimates Sunday, the adventures of Rey, Finn, and stalwarts from the previous "Star Wars" films raked in $41.6 million in the US and Canada and $104.3 million overseas, led by a record-breaking opening in China. The Revenant, meanwhile, pulled in $38 million in its first week in wide release. The film cost $135 million to make, notes the Wall Street Journal, so it needs a lucrative streak to break even.

In the US and Canada, it is the biggest movie ever and the first to pass $800 million with $812 million so far. Its global total now stands at $1.73 billion, according to The Walt Disney Co., passing Jurassic World, with $1.67 billion. (Read more Star Wars stories.)

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