To everyone’s surprise, Star Wars: Force Awakens is starting to break records starting with their opening day. Box Office Mojo is reporting that the movie is expected to bring in over $100 million just in the first day. The movie received around $57 million just in the midnight or the Thursday night previews. This has the movie on pace to make around $1 billion by the end of its run at the box office.
The $57 million for the Thursday night previews beats out previous holder by $14 million. 2011’s Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2 opened Thursday night with $43.5 million which at the time was astounding. This is also breaks the highest Thursday amount that was set by the last Star Wars movie. 2005’s Revenge of the Sith took in $50 million on a Thursday.
This is not the only record that the movie is already breaking. With the expected $100 million opening, it’s likely to also break the record for the highest opening day. The record currently is held by Deathly Hallows part 2 $91 million. With the start that the movie is getting, it’s likely to shatter the highest opening for a movie, which was recently broken by Jurassic World with $208 million.
The latest Star Wars movie is getting the best reviews as they are saying that the movie rejuvenates and already passionate fan base. Rotten Tomatoes is reporting a 95% approval rating for the movie. There are already ‘rules’ set out there in social media that people have banned spoilers being talked about for at least a week. So if you don’t see it in that week, stay away from social media. Disney has done a great job at promotion the film and even had special events at Hollywood Studios at Disney World. Here, they honored the franchise where they showed the movie for hundreds of lucky fans before launching a special firework show for them.
Stay tuned as this movie continues break records the longer it’s in the theater.
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