“STAR WARS” Blasts Box Office Records
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Force — has made a forceful debut. "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" has obliterated the mark for highest North American movie debut — with a $238 million opening. That wipes out a mark set back in June by "Jurassic World." Needless to say, the huge opening also leaves "Star Wars'" weekend challengers in the dust. Finishing second was "Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip" with $14.4 million. Number three was the Tina Fey-Amy Poehler comedy "Sisters" with $13.4 million. To put that in perspective, that's barely over a quarter of the $100 million "The Force Awakens" racked up — in presale tickets.