Star Wars: The Force Awakens becomes fastest to take $1bn

Star Wars: The Force Awakens has become the fastest film to take $1bn (£674m) at the global box Office.

JJ Abrams' film achieved the feat in 12 days, beating the previous record of 13 days set by Jurassic World in June.

But while Jurassic World had the benefit of record takings in China over the period, The Force Awakens has yet to open there.

Star Wars also scored the biggest US Christmas Day box office takings in history with $49.3m (£33.2m).

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Source: bbc.com

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