Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens in China

By Associated Press
The franchise’s three prequels were also shown in China, but at a time when there were far fewer screens in the country. Photograph: AP
HOLLYWOOD---The latest instalment of Star Wars has opened in cinemas across China, where its unpredictable popularity looks set to undermine expectations it would become the highest grossing film of all time. Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the seventh film in the science-fiction series, has already broken several box office records in north America. Three weeks after its initial release, it is the highest-grossing film in US history. [link]