Newswire: The Force Awakens sets new box-office record, surprising absolutely no one

In what might be the least surprising development of the week (aside from the temperature finally dropping in Chicago because it’s December), Star Wars: Episode VII—The Force Awakens raked in millions overnight at the box office. In fact, it dealt such a crushing blow to the “competition” that 2011 releases like Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2 felt it. According to Deadline, The Force Awakens’ box-office take totaled $57 million, breaking the $43.5 million record for a preview night set by the final Harry Potter movie.

Of course, Deathly Hallows Part 2 still currently holds the record for biggest single opening day with $91 million. Now, math isn’t our strong suit, but since The Force Awakens already has a $13 million leg up on the Deathly Hallows Part 2 overnight box-office record, it looks poised to break that record, too. This news would probably …

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