‘The Force Awakens’ races past $1B mark

Published 10:51 am Monday, December 28, 2015

It took the latest “Star Wars” movie just 12 days to make $1 billion.

That’s one day faster than it took “Jurassic World” to hit that mark in June.

J.J. Abrams’ installment of “Star Wars” also posted the biggest Christmas Day box office in history with $49.3 million and the best second-weekend earnings with $153.5 million.

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“The Force Awakens” has been setting records since its debut Dec. 17. It sold $238 million in tickets in its opening weekend, besting previous records.