‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Breaks Box Office Records
Star Wars: The Force Awakens has shattered numerous box office records. The movie broke the records for biggest single-day ticket sales, biggest Friday, and biggest domestic debut, along other milestones.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens now lays claim to the biggest domestic debut of a film with $238 million in ticket sales. That, plus the movie’s international box office of $279 million, gives Star Wars: The Force Awakens an overall take of $517 million globally.
But there were more records. The film now has the biggest Thursday preview gross with a box office of $57 million. It also earned the biggest Friday and biggest single-day of ticket sales with $120.5 million. That also means Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the first movie to ever earn more than $100 million in a single day.
With the continued poularity of the the movie, Star Wars: The Force Awakens also became the fastest film to hit sales of $200 million. Not surprisingly, it became the biggest December opening ever (by threefold). And the latest Star Wars film created new records when it came to IMAX.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens had the biggest IMAX Thursday preview, with $5.7 million in sales, the biggest single-day IMAX sales on Friday, thanks to $14 million in sales, and the biggest IMAX weekend ever at $30.1 million. Additionally, the latest Star Wars bonanza now holds the record for the highest theater average, with $57,568 per theater.
Disney’s chairman Alan Horn issued a statement of thanks after the breaking of multiple record. He said, “To all of the fans around the world who not only came out in Force to make this such an exciting and astronomical debut but who treated this film as their own and helped preserve the experience for their fellow fans by not spoiling it – thank you, we do.”
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