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‘Star Wars’ causing unprecedented movie ticket presales

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Ticket Presales began after the latest movie trailer was shown during the ESPN’s Monday Night Football on Oct. 19. Within one day, Star Wars ticket presales are already breaking records.

Brent Lang From Variety reports the following:

Star Wars: The Force Awakens” has established a new record, bypassing “The Hunger Games” to move the most tickets in its first day on sale, Fandango reports. It didn’t just surpass that picture, it shattered its benchmark, outselling “The Hunger Games” eight times over. Traffic to the online ticketer’s site surged to seven times more than its peak level in less than 24 hours…..

….There are already sellouts, particularly in Imax screenings, and to meet the demand, movie theaters are continually adding show times, the online ticketer reports. “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” presales also broke every Imax record, generating over $6.5 million. The film eclipsed “The Dark Knight Rises,” “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” and “Avengers,” which each earned around $1 million for their first reported presales.

MovieTickets.com did not release any data, but “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is the top-selling film on its site. It represents 95% of sales over the past 24 hours. Interest in the film was so intense that both MovieTickets.com and Fandango reportedly crashed for some users.”

This is exciting but terrifying too; this Star Wars craze seems like one of those events like Tickle Me Elmo where obsessed fans will hurt each other just to get the chance to consume the product.

I remember seeing the Star Wars Special Edition in the theatres in 1997; I had and still have never seen a movie theatre so packed in my life.  After the presale tickets are sold out, what lengths will people go to to see this movie on the first day?

Let’s hope nothing bad happens, and let’s hope the movie is actually something special like the original.

Here is the latest trailer for Star Wars:The Force Awakens:

 

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Jason Edgerton

Mr. Edgerton holds a university degree in philosophy. He aims to provide valuable news content for Youth Independent readers.