Star Wars: The Force Awakens Sends Records Tumbling Everywhere! #TheForceAwakens

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If you have already made it out to see Star Wars:  The Force Awakens, then you will not be one bit surprised to know that they have taken movie-goers by storm!  People who normally never make it to the movies are running to see this new film!  We went this past weekend and were amazed!  My husband and I are big fans of the Star Wars movies, but none of our 3 kids have seen any of the movies.  All of us loved it!  My 11 year old son said it is the best movie he has ever seen.  I have to say, I didn’t disagree with him!  If you’re worried that you won’t enjoy this new Star Wars film because you’re not a big Star Wars buff; don’t worry at all!  You don’t have to have even seen any of the previous Star Wars films to fall in love with Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

The Walt Disney Studios announced today that STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS has set a new all-time domestic debut record with an estimated $238M. With a five-day international debut of $279M, the film has taken in $517M globally.

“Our sole focus has been creating a film that delivers that one-of-a-kind Star Wars experience, and director J.J. Abrams, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy, and the Lucasfilm team have outdone themselves,” said Alan Horn, Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios. “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.”

En route to this galactic launch, the film has smashed several all-time domestic box office records, including:

  • Biggest Thursday preview gross with $57M.
  • Biggest Friday and biggest single-day gross with $120.5M.
  • First film ever to post a single day over $100M.
  • Fastest film to $100M and $200M.
  • Biggest December debut (nearly 3 times previous record of $84.6M).
  • Biggest IMAX Thursday night preview ($5.7M), single-day ($14M, Friday), and weekend ($30.1M).
  • Highest theater average for a wide release ($57,568). 

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS debuted day-and-date internationally in nearly every market (except Greece and India, which openDec. 24, and China, which opens Jan. 9) and set records in many. Highlights:

  • Biggest opening weekend of all time in UK (4-day), Australia, Russia, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Austria, Poland (3-day), Denmark (5-day), Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Croatia, Ukraine, Iceland, Serbia, New Zealand. Second biggest opening weekend in France, Belgium, Israel, Chile.
  • Biggest IMAX global debut of $48M.

The Force is strong with critics and audiences, whose enthusiastic reactions have powered a 95% Rotten Tomatoes score and an excellent A CinemaScore, with an A+ among women and younger audiences, for STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS.

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 About “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”:

Lucasfilm and visionary director J.J. Abrams join forces to take you back again to a galaxy far, far away as “Star Wars” returns to the big screen with “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”
The film stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Max Von Sydow. Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk are producing with Tommy Harper and Jason McGatlin serving as executive producers. The screenplay is by J.J. Abrams & Lawrence Kasdan. “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” releases in U.S. theaters on December 18, 2015.

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15 Comments
  • I think everyone expected that, so I am happy to hear it lived up 🙂

  • I might be one of the only persons who has never seen any of them and not going to see this one either….LOL….I have no idea what they are about and really not interested

  • remember when I was a kid going and seeing it and how big it was a repeat for a new generation

  • it is amazing to me how well it is doing but it comes as no surprise since star wars is awesome. i have already seen it and can’t wait to go again

  • My son saw this movie and loved it. Star wars is just not my thing.

  • I’m a big fan of Star Wars I’m so excited to see this, this coming weekend together with my family.

  • My friends loved watching the latest Star Wars Franchise

  • Lots of fans were eagerly awaiting this movie and really loved it.

  • i love the movie, the right timing to end hans solo since harrison ford is really that old.

  • I guess everyone’s been waiting for this too long that’s why it beat a lot of records. 40 years is a long time if you’re such a fan of the movies!

  • I’m going to go see this but am waiting a while until theaters aren’t so packed. I’ll get there though!

  • I am like Mardene – I have never seen one, and might never see this one either. Glad for those who are such fans.

  • My dad just saw this movie and loved it.

  • Ahhhhh I feel like such a loser! I still haven’t seen this yet & it’s all anyone I know has been talking about!!!!

  • Hokey smokes, that’s a lot of cash. I think we’ll see it this weekend.

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