Star Wars: The Force Awakens Continues To Break Sales Records

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The Walt Disney Studios has announced that Star Wars: The Force Awakens continues to break records with weekend sales reaching $238 million in the U.S. and $517 Million in Global Debut.

Alan Horn, Chairman of the Walt Disney Studios shared the following statement. “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.” Mr. Horn did not forget to thank the fans for their support and commitment to ensure all enjoyed the film without spoilers saying “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.”

Star Wars: The Force Awakens which premiered on this week broke records from Day One. The film grossed $57 Million on Thursday, $120.5 Million on Friday, which was also the biggest single-day record as well as breaking the $100 Million mark in a single day. Records for fastest film to go from $100 Million to $200 Million, biggest December debut of $84.6 million, biggest IMAX (domestically) on all three nights (Thursday – $5.7 Million, Friday – $14 Million and $30.1 Million for the weekend and globally at $48 Million. The final record of $57,568 million for the highest theater for a wide release.

Records worldwide were also set with biggest opening weekend going to the UK (4 days), and Australia, Russia, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Austria, Poland (3-day), Denmark (5-day), Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Croatia, Ukraine, Iceland, Serbia, New Zealand. The second biggest opening weekend in France, Belgium, Israel, Chile.

Financial Records are not the only ones that have been broken, Star Wars: The Force Awakens also showed a record 95% Rotten Tomatoes score and an A+ for the Cinemascore from women and younger audiences.

The Force has awakened at the theaters and the proof is in the records. Have you seen The Force Awakens? What side are you on?


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