‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Is The New Top Holiday Blockbuster Gross Of All Time; Beats Sherlock Holmes’ Record Last 2009
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is consistent in proving all the expectations for the film both from avid supporters and critics. It has just marked another staggering record over the Christmas holiday. It remains unshaken in its top earning seat taking more than hundred millions.
In an article from Hollywood Reporter, the intergalactic movie smashed the last Yuletide season weekend holder which is “Sherlock Holmes” way back in 2009. That time, it garnered a $62.3 M in its opening week. For the “Episode VII” of “Star Wars,” it earned a total of $540.3 M in domestic ticket sales consisting of $149.2M alone in the North America. To date, this is the top grossing holiday blockbuster movie of all time.
In a report from The Big Story, this film is the first one to hit the worldwide revenue of $1 B in just a span of 12 days. It is expected to have a rise in its sales when it hits the theaters in China this coming Jan. 9. Jurassic World has reached the $1 B mark on its 13th day with the support from the Chinese moviegoers.
China is considered to be a huge market for films but it is a rule in their country that no foreign films can be released on December to give more time for the local ones. Another record it shattered is the IMAX screenings revenue which has a staggering $100 M in just 10 days. This is a global record.
A blockbuster expert, Mr. Paul Dergarabedian of Rentrak explained, “You almost have to rewrite all the record books for this movie. It’s absolutely mind-blowing that ‘Star Wars’ could get to a billion dollars in 12 days and it hasn’t even opened in China, the second biggest movie market in the world.”
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