How much excitement do fans feel as they wait for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”? Apparently, excitement isn’t enough to describe their emotions as pre-ticket sales smashed previous records. This just confirms to the anticipation a lot of followers have for this latest film installment from the popular intergalactic-theme franchise.
According to Variety, the episode VII of Star Wars toppled blockbuster film “The Hunger Games” in its record of having the most tickets sold on the first day of pre-sales as Fandango stated.
This didn’t simply overcome the Suzanne Collins novel movie adaptation, but it set a new standard for the industry. It was since the previous record was outsold for a staggering eight times over.
Fandango commented on this impressive turnout, “This is an extraordinary time for the industry, which experienced unprecedented ticketing demand last night for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens,’.
“The enthusiasm for this year’s most anticipated movie is out of this world and we expect it to continue all the way to its debut on Dec. 18.” the online ticket selling site said.
In a report from Entertainment Weekly, another online seller, MovieTickets.com confirmed that traffic in their site surged up to three times higher. This is something new to them in their 15 years of business. In addition, the film comprises 95% of the total sales in its first day.
AMC Theaters released the information that the pre-sales shattered ten times of the last record. There are already in excess of 1,000 shows booked across the United States. IMAX showed the statistical figure of $6.5 M sold to just 390 theaters in that country.
Even the Alamo Drafthouse chain felt the thrill of fans as they apologize for all the servers crashed during the first day of ticket release.
With these developments, it is easy to say this is the most anticipated film of 2015. “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” will premiere in theaters on Dec. 18, 2015.
Photo Source: Star Wars/Facebook