Star Wars: The Force Awakens is officially the biggest film in US box office history

It was inevitable

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens is now the biggest film in US box office history, passing the previous record holder Avatar.

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Disney announced on Wednesday that the seventh film in the Star Wars franchise passed the $760.5 million (£520 million) Avatar earned throughout its release.

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However, Avatar retains the worldwide record. It remains to be seen whether it can hold the title after Star Wars is released in China this Saturday.