By Matt O'Bryant
What's up guys and gals,
We reported earlier today about the amazing pre-sales for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, well that was before we knew the actual numbers. Prepare to have your mind blown! Reports are coming out that that The Force Awakens has sold an incredible $6.5 million in IMAX tickets in less than 24 hours. With some sites even saying as close to $9 million in IMAX ticket sales. That is astonishing considering this film is still two months away. Remember this is just IMAX, not counting regular ticket sales. Get the details below.
According to THR:
Numbers continue to roll in for the record-breaking advance ticket sales for the phenomenon that is Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Presales for the Disney and Lucasfilm project broke every IMAX record, generating more than $6.5 million in domestic ticket sales from moviegoers purchasing tickets to see the film which will open on approximately 390 IMAX screens in North America. By comparison, Imax has never previously registered more than $1 million in pre-sales on a single day. In most locations, Imax theaters were selling tickets for the first four days of the movie's run, ensuring that many more seats are yet to become available.
“The only words to describe the first day of IMAX worldwide advance ticket sales for Star Wars: The Force Awakens are 'record-shattering' ," said Greg Foster, CEO of IMAX Entertainment. “We’re seeing sell-outs across the board - from Hollywood to London, to Sparks, Nevada, and everywhere in between."
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters on December 18th.
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