Star Wars: The Force Awakens sets new Monday box office record
Star Wars: The Force Awakens continued its impressive performance at the Monday box office worldwide! Domestically, the film earned $40.1 million from 4,134 theaters, destroying the previous Monday box office record of $27.7 million set by Spider-Man 2 in the summer of 2004. Internationally, the Lucasfilm release also added $41.7 million, including the highest grossing Mondays ever for Denmark, Finland, France, Norway, UK/Ireland and Ukraine.
In North America, Star Wars: The Force Awakens has now reached $288.1 million and overseas it is up to $322.7 million, for a worldwide total of $610.8 million. The movie still has to open in China on January 9.
Here are the international totals to date:
United Kingdom $59.4M
Directed by J.J. Abrams, the movie stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Max Von Sydow. Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk produced the film with Tommy Harper and Jason McGatlin serving as executive producers. The screenplay is by Lawrence Kasdan & J.J. Abrams and Michael Arndt.