Star Wars: The Force Awakens becomes UK and Ireland’s highest grossing film of all time

Star Wars: The Force Awakens has become the UK and Ireland’s highest grossing film of all time.

The film, which has only been on release for 22 days, has today overtaken Skyfall’s £103.2million in the UK and earlier this week became the second in history to reach £100million in the UK.

The result came after just 20 days of business compared to the 66 days Skyfall took to reach the same amount.

Globally the film has already made over £1.59billion worldwide and this week became the biggest release at the US box office, overtaking Avatar.

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