‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Continues To Shatter Records With $120.5 Million Friday


According to the Hollywood Reporter, the movie’s worldwide opening is now pegged at $528 million, ahead of the record-setting $524.9 million global launch of Jurassic World this summer. Sunday’s estimate for Force Awakens was $517 million, including a record-breaking $238 million in North America. Now, the film’s domestic launch looks to be right around $247 million.


According to the Hollywood Reporter, J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens shattered numerous box-office records over the weekend, grossing $238 million in North America — the biggest opening of all time, not accounting for inflation — for a global launch of $517 million.


Well, it looks like Star Wars: The Force Awakens has exceeded expectations once again, because industry analysts are now estimating that the movie brought in $65.5 million-$68.7 million on Saturday, which means that it’s now heading towards $238 million-$244 million. We’ll update again once we get the official numbers.


According to Variety, per Saturday night estimates, it looks like Star Wars: The Force Awakens is actually heading towards $220 million. It still has a chance to topple Jurassic World’s $208.8 million.

We all knew that J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens would bring in a lot of money, but it’s fascinating to see the movie surpass all expectations and make history at the worldwide box office. Why am I saying that? Well, THR is reporting that The Force Awakens has just broken the record for the biggest Friday opening of all time with $120.5 million. The movie has also raked in $129.5 million overseas, which means that it has now crossed the $250 million mark globally in only 3 days and it’s now on course for a total haul of $240 million-$245 million domestically, according to analysts. By the looks of it, The Force Awakens could beat Jurassic World‘s previous domestic record of $208.8 million by Saturday evening. What do you guys think? Sound-off your thoughts in the comment section below.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

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