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'Star Wars' Breaks New Year's Record With $88.3 Million, 'Hateful Eight' Expands to Strong Numbers

'Star Wars' Breaks New Year's Record With $88.3 Million, 'Hateful Eight' Expands to Strong Numbers

Star Wars: The Force Awakens just broke another record with a $88.3 million haul over the New Year’s weekend.

According to THR, the seventh installment, starring Harrison Ford, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, and more, closed out the holidays with $740.3 million domestically and $1.51 billion globally.

Coming in second was Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell‘s new comedy Daddy’s Home, which made an additional $29 million for a domestic total of $93.7 million so far.

Quentin Tarantino‘s new flick The Hateful Eight expanded nationwide and earned an impressive $16.2 million for the weekend for a domestic total of $29.6 million.

Rounding out the top five were Tina Fey and Amy Poehler‘s new comedy Sisters, and the animated flick Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip, which earned $15.6 million and $11.8 million, respectively.

Meanwhile, David O. Russell‘s Joy, starring Jennifer Lawrence, grossed $10.4 million from 2,924 theaters for a domestic total of $38.7 million.

The Big Short, starring Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, and Brad Pitt, made an $9 million from from 1,585 locations for a total of $33 million.

Leonardo DiCaprio‘s The Revenant did well with $450,000 from four theaters in New York and Los Angeles for a location average of $112,500

And finally, the Point Break remake earned $6.8 million from 2,910 screens for a domestic total of $22.4 million.

WHAT DID YOU SEE at the movies this weekend? Take our poll below!

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  • MimiB

    I saw Concussion.

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  • Delores Pauldo

    Saw star wars new year day. Didn’t know why leo and Hayden had to mention star wars . And why leo didn’t want to be in it. And why los Angeles Times had to mention Hayden christensen why he didn’t work after he did the movie. Leo didn’t want it and Hayden didn’t audition for better movies. So both got what they wanted. Leo the movie star and Hayden the part-time movie star. Both have bad relationship issues. One can’t keep a girlfriend and the other has a part time ex girlfriend who don’t want to say she has a baby. Can’t say they’re in a relationship until he get to be in a movie. So star wars was great. The hateful 8 wasn’t at all it was no. 3 Jared!

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