"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" stayed on top of the North American box office for the fourth straight weekend, edging out Leonardo DiCaprio in "The Revenant" and becoming the third-largest grossing movie in the world ever.

According to studio estimates Sunday, "Star Wars" earned $41.6 million in the U.S. and Canada and $104.3 million overseas, led by a record-breaking opening in China.

In the U.S. and Canada, it is the biggest movie ever and the first to pass $800 million, with $812 million so far.

Its global total stands at $1.73 billion, according to the Walt Disney Co., passing "Jurassic World," which tallied $1.67 billion.

The film now has in its sights No. 2 "Titanic," with its $2.2 billion box office haul in 1997-98, and No. 1 "Avatar," which made $2.8 billion in 2009-2010.

"The Revenant," a gritty R-rated movie directed by Alejandro Inarritu about an 1820s frontiersman who gets mauled by a bear, blasted through expectations of about $25 million in its first weekend of wide release with a $38 million haul, following limited showings in New York and Los Angeles in December.

Of the Top 10 films this weekend, only Focus Features' "The Forest" was in theaters for the first time over the weekend, coming in fourth at $13.1 million.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday:

1. "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," $41.6 million.

2. "The Revenant," $38 million.

3. "Daddy's Home," $15 million.

4. "The Forest," $13.1 million.

5. "Sisters," $7.2 million.

6. "The Hateful Eight," $6.4 million.

7. "The Big Short," $6.3 million.

8. "Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip," $5.5 million.

9. "Joy," $4.5 million.

10. "Concussion," $3.1 million.

Associated Press