Christmas Miracle? ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Sets Numerous World Records
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”, the masterpiece from Disney, sets a new world record $1.091 billion within Christmas weekend. “Star Wars 7” accomplishes the achievement in just 12 days, whereas “Jurassic World”, reached the goal in 13 days in June. Although, the “Jurassic World” had another record that crossed the grosses in China, “The Force Awakens” have to wait until Jan 9. 2016 to open in the world’s second largest movie market.
J.J. Abrams’ “Star Wars” has also set a world record of the biggest Christmas Day box office in history with $US49.3 million and the best worldwide holiday-weekend income with $US153.5 million. It also topped $US100 million in IMAX screenings in 10 days. “Star Wars” set a global record for the fastest film to reach $100 million in a day, $200 million in two days, $300 in five days, $400 million in 8 days and $500 million in 10 days. In addition, the film had also crossed multiple records since releasing on December 17, according to The Australian
The list of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” set the world record in the last couple of days:
The monthly and domestic debut is $247.9 million
The second weekend is $153.5 million
Thursday box office $57 million
Friday and opening day box office $119.1 million
Sunday box office $60.5 million
Monday box office $40.1million
Tuesday box office $37.3 million
The highest Christmas Day box office $49.3 million
The highest gross of each theater average for a wide debut $59,982
“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.” box office analyst Paul Dergarabedian of Rentrak said.
The other handful of movies that released after “Star Wars” were competing for the second place. According to studio approximation, American comedy film “Daddy’s Home” directed by Sean Anders opened with $US38.8 million, “Concussion” by Peter Landesman opened with $US11 million, “Joy” by David O. Russell opened with grosses $US17.5 million, “Point Break” by Ericson Core opened with $US10.2 million, and “The Hateful Eight” by Quentin Tarantino opened with $US4.5 million. (via Deadline)
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