Star Wars the Force Awakens monday box office recordAnother day, another "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" box office record.

The movie earned $40.1 million in North America Monday, completely crushing the previous record of $27.7 million held by 2004's "Spider-Man 2." Analysts expected a big Monday for "The Force Awakens," as 70 percent of schools are on holiday.

The movie has now accumulated $610 million worldwide. It shattered several records with a boffo opening weekend: $248 million domestic debut and a $529 million global launch. Undoubtedly more records will fall, too: "The Force Awakens" should easily best the record held by "Jurassic World" for the fastest movie to cross the $300 million mark. The dinosaur sequel took eight days to reach that figure; "Star Wars" likely will only need five.

Box office experts also predict that "The Force Awakens" will join "Titanic" and "Avatar" as the only films to make more than $2 billion worldwide.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens
PG-132015
Based on 54 critics

Thirty years after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, the galaxy faces a new threat from the evil Kylo... Read More

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