Star Wars: The Force Awakens Is Already The Second Highest Grossing Movie In IMAX History

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens is a few days away from becoming the top-grossing domestic film of all time -- and it may not even take the global box office record, which is still a ways away. 

But it's already #2 with a bullet on IMAX.

Star Wars has made a massive $152 million from IMAX showings globally, making it the second highest-grossing release in the company’s history, Variety reports. It's likely the film will overtake Avatar's $243.3 million global take after it opens next weekend in China, where it will screen on 268 IMAX screens.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens, directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan & Abrams, features a cast including actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie, Crystal Clarke, Pip Andersen, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow. They will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens hit theaters December 18, 2015, kicking off a new trilogy of Saga films as Episodes VIII and IX are already scheduled. The film garnered a record $247 million at the domestic box office and $529 million globally in its opening weekend.

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