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How's all the money from 'The Force Awakens' divvied up?

Following 'Star Wars' money trail

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" continues to break record after record at the box office, hitting $1 billion in just 12 days. But what do those box-office numbers actually mean in terms of revenue to Disney and theater chains?

The nearly $550 million the film has brought in in the U.S., and the additional $550 million from overseas theaters, does not translate directly to revenue to Disney; the studio has to split those ticket sales with theaters. But because "The Force Awakens" was so highly anticipated, Disney had massive leverage when it came to negotiating its deals with the theater chains — which are generally negotiated on a per movie basis.