“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” marched confidently into the new year, raking in an additional $88.3 million over the New Year’s weekend across North America and topping the box office for a third week, according to studio estimates Sunday.

In addition to setting a new high mark in New Year’s box office history, the record-busting film blew past the domestic grosses of both “Jurassic World” ($652.3 million) and “Titanic” ($658.7 million) to become the second-highest earner of all time with $740.3 million in just 19 days of release.

The top domestic film is “Avatar” with a $760.5 million lifetime domestic gross, but “Star Wars” is barreling in to surpass it soon.

For context, it took “Avatar” 72 days to reach $700 million. “Star Wars” did that in 16 days.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday:


1. “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” $88.3 million.

2. “Daddy’s Home,” $29 million.

3. “The Hateful Eight,” $16.2 million.

4. “Sisters,” $12.6 million.

5. “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip,” $11.8 million.

6. “Joy,” $10.4 million.

7. “The Big Short,” $9 million.

8. “Concussion,” $8 million.

9. “Point Break,” $6.8 million.

10. “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2,” $4.6 million.

Associated Press