Disney's "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," the latest installment of the blockbuster science fiction franchise, on Sunday hit the 1 billion U.S. dollars mark in global box office at record pace, according to Rentrak.
The blockbuster installment, the seventh of the kind, posted the biggest second-weekend box office total ever recorded in North America by raking in more than 153 million U.S. dollars in the United States and Canada, according to box office figures gathered by Rentrak.
The latest installment of the "Star Wars" franchise took over the previous second weekend record of 106.6 million dollars set by "Jurassic World" earlier this year by 46.9 million dollars. "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" has grossed 544 million dollars in North America since it was released in North America ten days ago.
Of this weekend's overall gross for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," IMAX grosses made up an estimated 19 million dollars. Total IMAX grosses of the new blockbuster film have exceeded 70 million dollars in North America.