The Force Awakens Breaks Domestic and Global Records For Debut Weekend

When Star Wars The Force Awakens hit $100 Million it was still jumping to Hyperspace!

JJ Abrams Episode VII blockbuster only took 19 hours to reach domestic box office takings of $100m, finally reaching $247m by the end of the weekend breaking the domestic record previously held by Jurassic World.

The movie was shown in 4,134 cinemas giving it a crazy $59,748 per-screen-average.

Star Wars The Force Awakens TV spot 4
Star Wars The Force Awakens TV spot 4

For December these figures are even more crazy, the prior biggest debut for this month of the year was The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey with $84m

But wait, the force is even stronger with this one…

Due to these domestic numbers being higher than anticipated, Disney have suggested to Bloomberg that Global weekend takings will likely be $528m breaking Jurassic World’s global record of $524.9m.

What makes this global announcement even more impressive, is that The Force Awakens is not released in China until January 9th, the second biggest movie country!

Poe Dameron Flying An Xwing
Poe Dameron Flying An Xwing

But the new sequel Star Wars movie is not quite done yet.

It’s going to be close, but The Force Awakens now has Avatar in it’s sights as it attempts to break the $760.5m domestic total.

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Disney must be extremely pleased.  Disney chief Bob Iger said :

“ ‘Star Wars,’ I’ve said a number of times, I think is probably the most valuable, maybe even the most important mythology created in our time,”

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