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New ‘Star Wars’ film sets records in China, Disney estimates

Image: A fan wearing a face mask waits for a red carpet event before the China premiere of the film “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” amid heavy smog in Shanghai, China, December 27, 2015. REUTERS/Aly Song/Files

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Global blockbuster movie “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” sold an estimated $33 million in tickets on its first day in China, the world’s second-largest film market, Walt Disney Co said on Saturday.

The figure represent Disney’s biggest opening day ever in China and the highest Saturday opening day in the country in industry history, the company’said.

(Reporting by Lisa Richwine; Editing by Meredith Mazzilli)

Copyright 2015 Thomson Reuters. Click for Restrictions.


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