Star Wars: The Force Awakens has crushed every single known record for advance ticket sales in the US, earning up more than $50m with simply under a month to go until the film is released in. George Lucas says he would not coordinate another Star Wars film after the feedback.
The sales overshadowed the past record of $25m, set by The Dark Knight Rises in 2012, fuelling hypothesis that JJ Abrams’ film could challenge Avatar for the mantle of most noteworthy earning film ever. With tickets having just been accessible since 19 October, when the most recent trailer appeared, the development figure could hit $100m if sales proceed at the present rate. To place that in context, the unequaled opening film industry record in the US is held by Jurassic World, which appeared with $209m in June. The Force Awakens would be most of the way there before a solitary screening happens.
Advance ticket sales in the US have been fuelled by Imax screenings, with the organization reporting record-breaking figures of $9m – once more, twofold its past best. Online retailer Fandango likewise reported crushing all past known records. Cinemas in North America, which remains the world’s biggest film industry region regardless of developing rivalry from China, will stay open day and night to attempt and take care of demand for Abrams’ film. Some have planned screenings for impossible times, for example, 2am and 5am.
The Force Awakens will require a fantastic opening weekend on the off chance that it is to achieve Avatar’s 2009-10 aggregate of $2.79bn. James Cameron’s science fiction dream profited from immense quantities of rehash viewings after the movie turned into a verbal wonder for its spearheading utilization of 3D. It additionally did well in China, where Star Wars has to a lesser degree a taking after, as the first set of three released in cinemas somewhere around 1977 and 1983 never screened there. Numerous Chinese individuals were ignorant of Star Wars as of not long ago.
Abrams’ film opens in US cinemas on 18 December, a day after its UK release. There are signs that propel ticket sales for British screenings have additionally been abundant, with Disney reporting a record 200,000 or more buys in the initial 24 hours of accessibility on 20 October.
Bookmaker Paddy Power, said it had suspended wagering through and through on The Force Awakens taking the unequaled film industry record. In the interim, William Hill has cut chances from 12/5 to 6/4 in the space of a month.