Thursday evening, Star Wars fans across the nation headed into theaters for the long-awaited Force Awakens. With the film’s official release on December 18 here in the states, many bought their tickets way in advance, dating as far back as October. Even more so, some audience goers camped outside of theaters weeks in advance.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens was predicted to break box-office records. With the film officially being out for less than 24-hours, many are already giving it rave reviews. According to sources, the film has beat all other film ticket sales for a Thursday night preview.
Yahoo! Movies reports that Thursday evening alone, Force Awakens brought in a total of $57 million. This beat the previous record of a Thursday night premiere, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ Part 2, having bought in $43.5 million back in 2011.
Demographic wise, the article states about 71 percent of the audience attendees were male and 53 percent of film goers were over the age of 25. The main age range was from 18 to 34.
Over the course of the weekend, predictions include breaking the box-office’s current record holder, Jurassic World. The film reeled in $208.8 million on opening weekend.
As for worldwide numbers, the film’s income has so far totaled $130 million, according to CNBC.
Also here on DAPs Magic, Cameron shared a spoiler-free review of the film. You can click here to read his review.
Lastly, remember not to spoil the movie for others!