Star Wars: The Force Awakens was released in most of the part of the World and as expected got off to a flying start. The much awaited movie of the George Lucas franchise was making its comeback after ten long years and the wait was all but worth it. It is not the first time a Star Wars film has faced so much anticipation, rather it is always a matter of how much can it fetch. The film is likened with king of Smartphone industry ‘Apple Inc’. Just as the new Iphone is out the speculation begins as to how the next one will feature and with Star Wars its much the same.
Talking about the opening of the film on box office according to Hollywood Reporter J.J. Abrams film gained a whopping $14.1 million from the first day, which comprised of 12 different countries. With France the leading contributor with $5.2 million coming from it, this is the highest a Disney film has fetched, doubling the opening day record of Jurassic World. While its not just France which is breaking records as is Sweden and Norway also scoring the biggest single day earning a film has received with $1.7 and $1.1 million respectively. An identical trend was followed in Netherlands ($800,000), Belgium ($800,000), and Finland ($600,000).
With the kind of start the film has got into, with many more countries yet to come one cannot imagine the success rate when the Christmas vacation starts. According to Deadline, analysts’ project the earnings in between $180M-$220M for the film’s first weekend. Many international markets especially China where the film makes the late entry on January 9, yet to feature it is going to smash records worldwide. While the film makes its debut in most of the South American and Asian countries on Thursday people cannot wait to rush to the theatres and watch their childhood superstars on the big screen once again.
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