Star Wars: The Last Jedi takes $450m on opening weekend
The latest Star Wars film generated more than $450m (£337m) in global ticket sales on its opening weekend.
The total for The Last Jedi includes $220m (£165m) from box offices in the US and Canada, placing the film second in the all-time list for North America.
It trails behind the 2015 release Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which opened with a record-breaking $248m (£167m).
But the sum dwarfs that of its nearest rival, the computer-animated comedy Ferdinand which took $13m (£10m).
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