By Lyndsay Crescenti

by 12/22/15

Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is breaking records around the world. It has just been announced that the highly anticipated movie has become the most lucrative four-day opening weekend in Ireland and the United Kingdom of all time, after breaking the record for the best opening day on Thursday initially set by “Jurassic World.” “Episode VII” raked in £9.6 million, approximately $14.3 million, on Thursday alone, with the final opening weekend project earnings at a whopping £32.8 million, approximately $48.9 million. So far, the film has taken in a total of $517 million worldwide, already beating lifetime totals of the first “Hunger Games,” “The Martian,” “Transformers” and “Fast & Furious 6.” “Star Wars Force Awakens” is in theaters right now.

Image by Mark Hughes (http://www.forbes.com/sites/markhughes/2015/12/16/review-star-wars-returns-in-full-force-with-the-force-awakens/#3f81623076ea)