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New Star Wars film set to break records

Box-office takings of US$400m and toy sales of US5b signal just the start

(From left) Boyega, Ridley take a photo call with director JJ Abrams and actor Adam Driver at a press conference in Urayasu, a suburb of Tokyo. The Force Awakens opens in Japan on Dec 18.

Los Angeles

FANS turned out in force on Monday for the highly anticipated Hollywood premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, with excitement at fever pitch and security tight as the space epic resumes.

Police cordoned off the area around the famed Chinese Theatre on Hollywood...

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