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The Force Awakens has already become the UK's biggest film of last year just 16 days after its release with an amazing £94 million in takings. Its also overtaken Avatar as the second most successful film in the history of the UK however James Bond's Skyfall still tops the charts with its £103m in 2012.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens has become the UK's biggest film of 2015 after just 16 days of release, with takings of £94.06m beating Spectre's £93.5m.

At the end of December, Star Wars: The Force Awakens also became the fastest film to take $1bn (£674m) at the global box office. It achieved the feat in 12 days, beating the previous record of 13 days set by Jurassic World in June.

It still has a way to go before it can compete with the two films which took more than $2bn worldwide - 1997's Titanic ($2.18bn; £1.45bn) and 2009's Avatar ($2.78bn; £1.85bn).

Both were directed by James Cameron and were also released in the same pre-Christmas slot as The Force Awakens but I am sure that the Force Awakens will top the chart soon enough!


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