On the very eve of Christmas this year one of the most anticipated movies of our times i.e “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” has witnessed a grand and historic grossing of almost $391.1 million in North America. This figure has surpast the earlier figures of the movie’s last part in 2005 “Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of Sith”, as per sources.
J.J. Abrams’ blockbuster has done quiet well than other films in the league this year. Talking about grossing of Attack of the Clones in 2002 that was ($649.4 million), Star Wars has emerged as a pioneer in the recent days of its opening. However, it has always been witnessed that movie earnings usually decline on the Christmas eve due to festive celebrations and rituals followed majorly in the evenings. This year too, the film’s lowest midweek gross has been reported to be $27.6 million. When compared to Avatar’s Christmas eve collections in 2009, the film has come out to be again a winner with higher grossing. Directed by J.J Abrams, the film stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac to name a few. It is usually expected that films do quite well over the holiday season.
At the box office, Alejandro G. Inarritu’s “The Revenant” has commenced in selected theaters that is again a very highly anticipated movie due to Leonardo DiCaprio’s presence. “The Hateful Eight” will be releasing on a wider scale this 31st. It will be quite interesting to note that how the film leaves the grossing of all other latest hits of 2015. With fans almost filling all the theaters, it is expected that this movie is likely to break all other previous records and might set another benchmark for many more good films that are going to be released in 2016; “Batman V Superman” to name one.
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