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The Force Awakens brings in $57 million from Thursday's screenings

12.18.2015
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Back in 2011, HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS - PART 2 broke the record for the most money made in "evening previews" with $43.5 million. This probably comes as no surprise, but STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS demolished that domestic record, bringing in $57 million last night! As Box Office Mojo also points out, FORCE AWAKENS broke the previous Thursday record set by REVENGE OF THE SITH, which was $50 million.

If you want to jump into international numbers, AWAKENS has brought in $72.7 million elsewhere. That's a combined total of $130 million! I'd say now is as good a time as any to head on over to our latest movie poll and cast your vote as to how much FORCE AWAKENS will make internationally this weekend!

Suffice it to say that by all accounts, FORCE AWAKENS delivers exactly the kind of adventure fans have been looking for, while paving the way for some new characters to inhabit the STAR WARS universe. You can check out our spoiler-free review of the film here before you grab your tickets and (hopefully) a good seat in theaters to witness one of the most satisfying films of the year!

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS is now in theaters!

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Source: Box Office Mojo

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2:43AM on 12/19/2015
Well deserved! Movie was awesome.
Well deserved! Movie was awesome.
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4:28PM on 12/18/2015
Overhyped that is for sure, in my opinion. Going in I heard they played it safe, but after watching it they played things too safely, and it really hurt the film towards the end. Not a bad film though, good film, a 7/10 for me.
Overhyped that is for sure, in my opinion. Going in I heard they played it safe, but after watching it they played things too safely, and it really hurt the film towards the end. Not a bad film though, good film, a 7/10 for me.
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3:50PM on 12/18/2015
Well hell, If Revenge of the Sith brought in $50million over a decade ago, then $57million today seems like business as usual for a Star Wars film. If you account for inflation and 3D ticket prices, Revenge of the Sith actually did better, and everyone hated the prequels.
Well hell, If Revenge of the Sith brought in $50million over a decade ago, then $57million today seems like business as usual for a Star Wars film. If you account for inflation and 3D ticket prices, Revenge of the Sith actually did better, and everyone hated the prequels.
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8:26PM on 12/18/2015
Revenge of the Sith actually opened on a Thursday, not just Thursday evening. So, while Sith did 50 million for the whole actual day on a Thursday, Force Awakens did 57 million in just a few hours on a Thursday. Big difference, Potter did 43 million and change with Thursday night previews, hence TFA beats it by a large margin.
Revenge of the Sith actually opened on a Thursday, not just Thursday evening. So, while Sith did 50 million for the whole actual day on a Thursday, Force Awakens did 57 million in just a few hours on a Thursday. Big difference, Potter did 43 million and change with Thursday night previews, hence TFA beats it by a large margin.
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2:12PM on 12/18/2015
This article is confusing. So Harry Potter had it or episode 3? And episode 7 only beat episode 3 by 7 mill? Seems low but I guess it's a shit ton
This article is confusing. So Harry Potter had it or episode 3? And episode 7 only beat episode 3 by 7 mill? Seems low but I guess it's a shit ton
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2:35PM on 12/18/2015
I suppose that the HP's 'Evening Previews' were not on a Thursday...
I suppose that the HP's 'Evening Previews' were not on a Thursday...
4:26PM on 12/18/2015
Back when Episode 3 came out in 2005 Thursday numbers were not included with the weekend numbers like they are now. That is why Harry Potter held the record.

And if you feel like its low, its because by all means it is compared to Episode 3. First there is inflation for 10 years, then you add it the higher prices for 3D and IMAX(which will account for at least 50 percent of sales) and I'd say the numbers are about even, with favor leaning towards Episode 3.
Back when Episode 3 came out in 2005 Thursday numbers were not included with the weekend numbers like they are now. That is why Harry Potter held the record.

And if you feel like its low, its because by all means it is compared to Episode 3. First there is inflation for 10 years, then you add it the higher prices for 3D and IMAX(which will account for at least 50 percent of sales) and I'd say the numbers are about even, with favor leaning towards Episode 3.
1:29PM on 12/18/2015
Deserves every penny. I really didn't want the film to end. That's how GREAT it is.
Deserves every penny. I really didn't want the film to end. That's how GREAT it is.
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