Star Wars: The Force Awakens had a record breaking preview night of approximately $57 million in sales. The film which opens in theaters today, started things rolling on Wednesday, December 16th with its international debut in 12 markets and added another 32 markets on Thursday, December 17th. Opening at the number #1 spot on both days the international sales were reported as $72.7 million with a global reach close to $130 million. That’s a lot of FORCE!
The following breakdown provides numbers based on countries with the UK in the top of the category (UK $14.4M, France $7.8M, Germany $7.1M,
Australia $6.8M, Mexico $3.4M, Italy $3.1M, Russia $2.9M, Brazil $2.7M, Sweden $2.7M. The North American release along with Japan and Spain today will push the sales even further this weekend with more record breaking numbers to come. Fans have been lining up for weeks and media sites have been commenting since the Wednesday adding to the frenzy that is Star Wars.
The film is the first in a new trilogy set 30 years after the events in Return of the Jedi. Directed by JJ Abrams and starring familiar faces and new comers 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.
Produced by Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk. Executive Producers Tommy Harper and Jason McGatlin and Screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan, J.J. Abrams and Michael Arndt there is no way this would be anything less than a mega hit.
Don’t miss Star Wars: The Force Awakens at a theater near you! Let the Force pull you into a far, far away galaxy!