New ‘Star Wars’ Film Sets Box Office Record

VOA News

Star Wars: The Force Awakens generated $238 million in ticket sales since its release Thursday.

Worldwide sales brought in  $517 million.

The figures shatter previous records set by Jurassic World, the fourth film in the Jurassic Park saga, which opened to $208 million in North American sales earlier this year.

The Force Awakens, an intergalactic story of good versus evil, is the seventh installment in the epic science-fiction franchise created by George Lucas in 1977.

Disney bought producer Lucasfilm for $4 billion in 2012.