Star Wars: The Force Awakens May Open With Over $600 Million
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With Star Wars: The Force Awakens crashing web servers and shattering ticket sales, it's being speculated the opening weekend for the film will be strong with The Force.
Predictions are coming in that Star Wars: The Force Awakens may bring in $600 million or higher for its opening weekend, which would topple this Summer's Jurassic World debut of $524 million.
THR reports some film industry analysts expect Star Wars: The Force Awakens to net $300 million in the U.S. with another $300 million internationally. It's also expected that Star Wars: The Force Awakens will open big in China, which has become a force in its own right among ticket sales, as Disney recently started a huge campaign with a Star Wars Great Wall of China promotion (the Chinese release date is yet to be announced).
It's also being reported that Star Wars: The Force Awakens tickets have been sold on eBay for upwards of $1500, but AMC Theaters notes opening day tickets are still available and screenings will be held around the clock. In addition, the report mentions that many IMAX theaters were only selling tickets for the first four days in order to make enough tickets available closer to the release date.
Ticket sales for Star Wars: The Force Awakens recently crashed Fandango as the site sold eight times as many tickets as it did for the previous record-holder, which was held by The Hunger Games.
And in case you are wondering, the all-time box office gross is held by Avatar at $2.788 billion.
"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" has a December 18, 2015 release directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan and Abrams. Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk are producing, and John Williams returns as the composer.
Actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong'o and Gwendoline Christie will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker in the new film.