'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Trailer Destroys Single Day Record!!

By Matt O'Bryant

What's up guys and gals,

If you are a Star Wars and a movie fan, you probably have known for awhile or had an idea of how big Star Wars: The Force Awakens is going to be.  Well we are starting to see now that this film is going to be far bigger than any film we could have ever imagined being!  Anticipation is insanely high and records for ticket sales are already being broken.  Now we have a report of The Force Awakens setting another new record.

Earlier today The Hollywood Reporter released a report of how many views the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer received in its first 24 hours and the numbers is staggering to say the least.  Disney is reporting that the trailer was viewed more than 112 million times online which is more than double the previous 24 hour record holder, which was the teaser trailer from Star Wars celebration released earlier in the year.  Get the details below.

According to THR:

The Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer was viewed more than 112 million times online in 24 hours, according to a post from Lucasfilm on StarWars.com.

Combined with the 16 million viewers that tuned in to watch the trailer on Monday Night Football, that’s a total of 128 million views.

The advance ticket sales, which kicked off after the trailer debuted on Monday, broke numerous records, including the biggest-ever 24 hours for advance sales in numerous countries. In the U.K., more than 200,000 tickets were sold in the first day. Several ticket sales sites crashed under the high demand.

The spot for the J.J. Abrams-directed film aired during halftime of ESPN’s MNF, following the release of the film’s poster over the weekend.

This marks a new record for the most views of a trailer in 24 hours. Of course, Star Wars is breaking its own record, set by the second teaser it released this past April.

The first teaser, which premiered on Nov. 28, 2014, hit 55 million views in its first 24 hours and 110 million in its first 12 days. The second trailer, which debuted in April 2015 at Star Wars Celebration, got 88 million views in the first 24 hours and 145 million in the first week.

Star War: The Force Awakens hits theaters on December 18th, 2015.