Star Wars: The Force Awakens Ticket Sales Crash UK Sites
While tickets in the U.S. don't go on sale until after tonight's trailer debut on ESPN, it's learned that advance ticket sales for Star Wars: The Force Awakens have crashed UK movie theater web sites.
THR reports one cinema chain said it had sold 10,000 tickets to Star Wars: The Force Awakens in the first 90 minutes of them going on sale, and that servers are buckling due to the high demand.
Twitter has lit up with complaints as well; however, the latest tweets to seem to indiciate things are running more smoothly.
The Force is not strong with the Odeon website today. Took Yoda's advice too literally they did; load or do not, there is no try. #StarWars— Joel Tennant (@ThatTennantGuy) October 19, 2015
Is "I'm sorry, I was trying to book Star Wars tickets but the Odeon site kept crashing" a valid excuse for being late for work?— Ailsa Scott (@ailsas) October 19, 2015
@cineworld I have booked my tickets for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and have been worried if a 15 year old wouldn't class as an adult.— R2-ME2 (@ARTOOME2) October 19, 2015
"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.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer: