'Force Awakens' awes, sets records

Star Warians waited paitiently – side buns perfectly formed – for Star Wars: The Force Awakens Thursday before the world premiere.

Turns out, it was a pretty big deal. The Force Awakens set box office records. Official numbers won’t be out until later Friday, but Walt Disney Co. said Thursday that its initial screenings grossed $14.1 million internationally, with France bringing in the most at $5.2 million.

That’s a lot of Chewie masks.

Read more about last night’s premier from AP Entertainment.

Want more? Get the Star Wars: The Force Awakens soundtrack on iTunes.

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Blayne Waterloo is a reporter for Fly. She loves food, books, her dogs, her husband... and food.

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