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Box Office: ‘Star Wars’ Crosses $2 Billion, ‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ Nabs Top Domestic Spot

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“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” earned $6.9 million at the domestic box office this weekend, bringing its North American gross to $906 million. On Saturday, the J.J. Abrams-directed pic became the third film in history — after “Avatar” and “Titanic” — to pass $2 billion globally.

According to Variety, DreamWorks Animation’s “Kung Fu Panda 3” nabbed the top spot at the domestic box office this weekend, raking in $21 million, for a $69 million haul from North American theaters to date.

Universal’s “Hail, Caesar!” opened to less than stellar numbers in second place, to $11.4 million from North American screens. The Coen Brothers film reportedly cost $22 million to produce.

Sony and Screen Gems’ “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” also had a rough opening weekend, coming in at sixth place with $5.2 million from 2,931 North American theaters.

Rounding out the top five, “The Revenant” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” earned the third and fourth place spots, earning $7.1 million and $6.9 million, respectively. Lionsgate’s romantic drama “The Choice” came in at fifth with $6.1 million from 2, 631 locations.