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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.

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