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“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” debuts to biggest weekend ever; “Alvin” and “Sisters” debuts OK


It was a great weekend for Star Wars fans. The seventh film The Force Awakens debuted to not only the biggest US opening weekend of all time ($247 million), but also the biggest worldwide opening of all time ($528 million). The film saw the return of original stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher, as well as introducing us to new characters played by Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, and Adam Driver.

Elsewhere, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip earned $14.2 million opening weekend, less than the $23.2 Chipwrecked did back in 2011. The new Tina Fey/Amy Poehler film Sisters earned $13.9 million, down from the $17.4 million Baby Mama debuted to in 2008.

Rounding out the Top 5 were holdovers The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 which added $5.7 million to it’s total, bringing the final film in the series to $254.4 million, and Creed in fifth, adding $5 million to bring the total to $87.8 million.

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