Star Wars continued to be the number one force for the fourth week, as “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” ruled the box office galaxy for the fourth straight week.
The Disney reboot of the Star Wars franchise was on track to deal $41.6 million in tickets in the United States and Canada, and it has a total North American sales record of $812 million, according to Disney estimates.
The film was now estimated to take in an estimated $1,733,411 by the close of business today. It opened in China this weekend, and Disney said the $1.7 billion total might go up when more information comes from the far east.
“The Revetant” was in second place domestically, with $38 million in projected sales this weekend. And “Daddy’s Home” was third, at $15 million.
“The Forest” opened in fourth place, with $13 million in estimated sales.
Rounding out the 10 most-popular films this weekend, as projected by the studios and collated by Rentrak, were “Sisters” ($7.2 million), “The Hateful Eight” ($6.4 million), “The Big Short” ($6.3 million), “Alvin And the Chipmunks: The Road Chip” ($5.5 million), “Joy” ($4.5 million) and “Concussion” ($3.1 million.