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  1. Box Office: 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Tops 'Revenge of the Sith' in U.S.

    8:09 am 12/25/2015

    Crossing $813 million globally, J.J. Abrams' reboot has also surpassed the entire global gross of 'Star Wars: Episode II — Attack of the Clones'; a flurry of new movies open on Christmas Day. Read more

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  2. J.J. Abrams Based a 'Star Wars' Character on His High School Teacher

    3:57 pm 12/24/2015

    Maz's character was based on his late Pacific Palisades English teacher.Read more

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  3. J.J. Abrams, Collaborators Talk 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' After Academy Screening (Exclusive Video)

    5:15 am 12/23/2015

    The co-writer/director of the hit film was joined by producer Kathleen Kennedy, co-writer Lawrence Kasdan and several below-the-line contributors at a Q&A moderated by THR's Scott Feinberg.Read more

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  4. 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Q&A at the Academy

    3:01 pm 12/22/2015

    THR's awards analyst Scott Feinberg sits down for a discussion with the film's director J.J. Abrams, producer Kathleen Kennedy, co-writer Lawrence Kasdan, VFX supervisor Roger Guyett, editors Mary Jo Markey and Maryann Brandon, cinematographer Daniel Mindel, costume designer Michael Kaplan and co-production designer Rick Carter.Read more

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  5. Box Office: 'Star Wars' Scores Monster Monday With Record $40.1M, Hits $610.8M Globally

    7:41 am 12/22/2015

    With many kids out of school, J.J. Abrams' movie will race past $300 million domestically sometime on Tuesday, faster than any title in history. Read more

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  6. India Box Office Preview: 'Star Wars' to Take on Bollywood Competition

    1:11 am 12/21/2015

    In a market dominated by local content, J.J. Abrams' film needs all the powers of the force to go up against not one, but two of the biggest Bollywood releases of the year.Read more

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  7. Box Office: 'Star Wars' Beats 'Jurassic World' Record With $529M Global Bow

    8:30 pm 12/20/2015

    J.J. Abrams' movie — relaunching the marquee sci-fi franchise — comes in ahead of estimates after scoring the biggest Sunday of all time in North America, where its opening is now pegged at $248 million.Read more

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  8. Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and J.J. Abrams to Attend 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' China Premiere

    7:58 pm 12/20/2015

    The film will be unveiled in the booming China market on Dec. 27 at the Shanghai Grand Theatre.Read more

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  9. 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens': Breakdown of Box-Office Records

    1:02 pm 12/20/2015

    A look at the history-making debut of J.J. Abrams' reboot of the iconic sci-fi franchise. Read more

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