‘Force Awakens’ Closes In On ‘Avatar’

Blockbuster Star Wars: The Force Awakens broke more box-office records over the holiday weekend, earning an estimated $88.3 million domestically, giving the movie the highest domestic third weekend ever. The Force Awakens now has a domestic box-office total of $740.3 million, soaring past both Jurassic World, at $652.3 million, and Titanic, at $658.7 million, to become the second-highest grossing domestic movie ever. The seventh movie in the Star Wars saga is expected to surpass Avatar—at $760.5 million—in the next few days, becoming the highest grossing domestic movie in U.S. history.