Movie Of The Year..
Star Wars: The Force Awakens breaks box office records in its second weekend..
As earlier reported, the year’s most anticipated film finally debuted last week, and earned the highest-grossing opening in box office history. Now with Christmas on Friday, the film had the biggest Christmas Day in history. By the time Sunday ends, The Force Awakens is projected to take in up to $160 million, bringing its domestic total as high as $553 million.
The movie is also getting credited with boosting this weekend’s overall box office. Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg’s new comedy Daddy’s Home should open in second place with a robust $45 million. A hearty $20 million would give Joy, starring Jennifer Lawrence, the number three spot.
Alvin & The Chipmunks: The Road Chip is looking at $15 million for fourth-place finish. Sisters could nab fifth if it brings in $14.6 million. At six may be Concussion with Will Smith, thanks to a possible $12 million in ticket sales.
And The Big Short seems poised to take seventh with $11.6 million. Potentially rounding out the Top 10 are Point Break ($11 million), The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2 ($6 million), and Creed ($5.5 million).