February 5, 2016 / 6:08 PM / 2 years ago

'Star Wars' film to hit $2 billion in global sales on Saturday, Disney says

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Global ticket sales for blockbuster movie “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” are expected to reach $2 billion on Saturday, the Walt Disney Co said.

“Force Awakens” is the third highest-grossing movie in Hollywood history, behind “Avatar” and “Titanic.” “Avatar” holds the all-time record with nearly $2.8 billion in worldwide box office receipts.

Reporting by Lisa Richwine; Editing by Nick Zieminski

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