After just 13 days of business in the UK Star Wars: The Force Awakens has now overtaken Titanic to become the 4th biggest release of all time in the UK. The current box office total of £83.5million in the UK makes Star Wars: The Force Awakens the fastest to make £80million beating the previous record held bySkyfall which took 23 days to hit the same number.
Cinemagoers in the UK and Ireland spent almost £10m to watch the new Star Wars film on its first day of release – a new opening day box office record.
The latest chapter in the James Bond series opened in the UK and five other European territories last week, leaving a trail of smashed box office records in its wake. Over the course of seven days Spectre raked in $80.4 million, with $63.8 million of that haul solely from UK receipts.