The Force awakened all right.
The new Star Wars film broke records this weekend, banking a whopping $247 million stateside and $528 million worldwide, according to the latest numbers from Bloomberg.
It is officially the biggest global opener of all time, beating Jurassic World, which opened with $524.9 million last summer, according to Variety.
Star Wars debuted on more than 30,000 screens worldwide starting late last week.
“It’s bigger than big — it’s bigger than we thought it would be yesterday,” Disney Chairman and CEO Robert Iger said in a video interview with Bloomberg TV’s Stephanie Ruhle and David Westin this morning. “And China has yet to open.”
As Bloomberg reports, Iger points out that this freight train has just started to gain momentum. There are five more Star Wars films in the works, two big theme parks at Disney in California and Orlando, Fla., and perhaps other theme parks worldwide in the making.
Watch Bloomberg’s video below, with Iger talking about The Force Awakens beyond epic opening weekend.