Latest Star Wars franchise is second only to Jurassic World, but has not yet opened in China, the worlds second-largest movie market
Star Wars: The Force Awakens shattered box office records with an estimated $517 m in worldwide ticket sales up until Sunday, a staggering debut that re-established the celebrated space tale as a global phenomenon under Disney.
The first Star Wars film in a decade recorded the biggest domestic opening in Hollywoods history, collecting $238 m over the weekend in the US and Canada. It also defined records in Britain, Australia, Russia and elsewhere as fans embraced a new chapter in the galactic combat between good and evil.
Thousands joined a taunt lightsaber combat in Los Angeles, where an Australian couple married while in line for the movie. Barack Obama ended a press conference on Friday saying he needed to head to a White House screening of the movie, and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton shut Saturdays Democratic debate with: May the Force be with you.
I dont guess ever in the history of movies has their is becoming more hype leading up to release of a movie, told Jeff Bock, senior box office analyst at Exhibitor Relations Co. This is a huge, huge win.