The newest addition to the legendary sci-fi franchise premiers in less than a week, and advance ticket sales are positively booming. In fact, the seats of many theatres have already been filled.
MovieTickets.Com, an online ticket seller, has reported that Star Wars: The Force Awakens accounts for almost 90 percent of ticket sales in the last 24 hours. The movie has already sold more than double of the advance tickets for Marvel’s Avengers: The Age of Ultron, and 20 percent more than Universal Studio’s Blockbuster hit, Jurassic World.
To compare, Jurassic World set the box office opening record in U.S. history with a jaw-dropping debut of $208.8 million in June of this year. Disney hopes to beat this record with its highly anticipated Star Wars sequel, which features cast members from the original film along with an ensemble of new characters and faces.
Analysts have currently projected opening weekend to make anywhere between $200 and $220 million.
Cast, crew, celebrities, and some members of the press were treated to the world premier in Hollywood on Monday. Reportedly, the street closures that have occurred for this particular premier have been even larger than those seen for the Academy Awards. Dang.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens hit theatres on Friday, December 18. This writer regrets not buying her tickets much sooner and fears the spoilers that she will likely encounter in the days to come.