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Star Wars: The Force Awakens takes $250m worldwide

A character in costume takes part of an event held for the release of the film Credit: Reuters

Star Wars: The Force Awakens has hauled in an estimated $250 million at worldwide box offices so far this weekend, according to distributor Disney.

The seventh Star Wars movie is expected to sell close to $220m worth of tickets in the US and Canada this weekend, beating the record $208.8 million, Disney said.

Carrie Fisher takes her dog Gary to Star Wars premiere

Star Wars fans have been eagerly awaiting the UK premiere of The Force Awakens - but it was Carrie Fisher's dog who stole the show.

Carrie Fisher holds back a stormtrooper pointing at her dog. Credit: PA

The Princess Leia actress walked the red carpet with her pet pooch Gary - and at one point it looked like she nearly took a tumble.

Is the Force is not with you Princess Leia? Credit: PA

But not one to worry about the paps Carrie promptly got on the floor with Gary rather than posing for pictures.

Carrie sits on the floor holding Gary's paw. Credit: PA

The seventh installment of Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits UK cinemas from today, December 17.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens could make £2bn

Critics are saying The Force Awakens is set to be the highest grossing film in history.

It could be the first film to make £2 billion at the box office and seeing the reception at the premiere tonight, that looks very likely to happen.

Darth Vader, Chewbacca and Stormtroopers attending the premiere. Credit: PA Wire
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