Raises `Star Wars' Forecast to $230 Million

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Walt Disney Co.’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” could generate record opening weekend sales of $230 million in North America theaters, said Wednesday in a new forecast for the picture.

That would surpass the $208.8 million mark set by Universal Pictures earlier this year with “Jurassic World.” was previously predicting $223 million for the picture over the opening weekend in the U.S. Canada.

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