Star Wars: Cast hit red carpet for UK premiere

The cast of Star Wars: The Force Awakens have been on the red carpet in London's Leicester Square ahead of the film's UK premiere.

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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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