BOX OFFICE: 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Shatters Single Day Record
By Matt O'Bryant
Wow! Star Wars: The Force Awakens is looking to be an even bigger Force at the box office than we originally predicted! Way bigger!
The film made an incredible $120.5 million in tickets sales Friday and after just three days has brought in over $250 million globally. The film will most likely go on to break a ton of box office records during the course of its theatrical run, which some have predicted could see the film stay in the top 10 at the box office until April. Get more cool details from The Hollywood Reporter below.
According to THR:
Box office observers say Force Awakens, graced with an A CinemaScore and rave reviews, could climb as high as $240 million-$245 million by weekend's end domestically. Either way, it's destined to eclipse the $208.8 million North American debut of Jurassic World this summer and set a new record. Disney and Lucasfilm are erring on the side of caution, projecting $220 million.
Force Awakens also has a shot at claiming the top global bow of all time, besting Jurassic World's $524.9 million, although Jurassic World had the benefit of opening day and date in China (Force Awakens doesn't launch in the world's second-biggest moviegoing market until Jan. 9).territories including Mexico ($3.4 million).
Among major markets, the U.K. leads so far with a two-day total of $24.7 million, followed by Germany ($12.7 million), France ($11.1 million), Australia ($10.4 million) and Mexico ($5.7 million).
Abrams' sequel/reboot, set 30 years after the events of Star Wars: Episode VI — Return of the Jedi,is playing in 4,134 theaters in North America, the widest December release of all time.
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