Earlier on Wednesday, Disney said that domestic ticket sales for the Star Wars film had reached $758.2 million through Tuesday, and would top the record of $760.5 million set by the 2009 release of Avatar on aice analysts have said.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the seventh movie in the 40-year-old franchise, opened at theaters in most parts of the world on December 16 after a mammoth marketing campaign and glowing reviews.
It reunites original cast members Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill and also introduces new characters, who are expected to develop the sci-fi saga through at least three more new movies.(Also Read: Star Wars Still Rules Box Office, Makes More Than $740 Million)
Creator George Lucas sold the franchise to Disney in 2012 for $4.05 billion.