The film directed by J.J. Abrams has already established an opening day record of an estimated $125-$130 Million.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is all set to make opening day records with estimated $120+ million. The Disney analysts also see The Force Awakens en route for an all-time opening of $244.8 million, according to Deadline. In the next 3 hours the figure could be completely revised.
Once the numbers from the midnight west coast screenings come the calculations could increase. The Star Wars: The Force Awakens opening weekend has only just begun.
Yet the film by JJ Abrams has already broken many records. More than 14,000 RealD screens in the US/ Canada are currently playing The Force Awakens.
According to Wired the box office sales for Star Wars: The Force Awakens matinees are huge. The film is likely to bring in more than $100 million in a single day. The report on The Force Awakens earnings was issued by Disney itself.
The Force Awakens has already broken the previous $91.1 million record for opening day previews. The record was set by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 in 2011.
Disney also reported The Force Awakens has already raked in $57 million last night alone in the US and Canada. The box office earnings of The Force Awakens are the highest opening night ever by a film.
Early estimates of The Force Awakens also indicate it has raked in $130 million worldwide. The film was released in theaters internationally on Wednesday.
When The Force Awakens was released, investors and film analysts watched ticket sales to predict its sales. They wanted to see if The Force Awakens would beat box office expectations.
Excited fans also gathered at theaters around the country last night to catch the first look at the film. The arrival of those very fans has made the analysts say their expectation might have been low.
Box Office Mojo predicted yesterday that the film could rake in $231 million in its opening weekend. No analysts are predicting the number may be in jeopardy of being too low. According to Disney, The Force Awakens will earn more than $200 million in ticket sales this weekend.
The Hollywood Reporter confirmed The Force Awakens has already broken ticket pre-sales records. The film sold more than $100 million worth of tickets sold ahead The Force Awakens’ release.
Disney released a statement saying they are obviously very encouraged by the record-breaking pre-sales. Disney also assured fans there are enough tickets for everyone to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
According to Disney there are literally millions of tickets available for this weekend. Exhibitors will also show a lot of flexibility in terms of capacity. Even the numbers of shows will be increased based on the demands.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens has already broken multiple box office records. The film is expected to do major business over the holiday weekend.
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The Force Awakens is also expected to bring in billions in merchandise and home entertainment. Until then fans can catch the most anticipated film in the galaxy at their nearest theatres.