`Star Wars' Generates $53 Million in Opening Weekend in China

  • Movie chasing worldwide record set by 2009's `Avatar'
  • Latest installment generates $1.7 billion over four weeks
The Force Awakens in China With Record Open

Walt Disney Co. said “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” generated $53 million at the box office during its opening weekend in China, adding to the success of a film that’s chasing the global record set by “Avatar” about six years ago.

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