Box Office Breakdown: The Force Awakens Ticket Sales

Not only did The Force Awakens knock Mockingjay Part 2 off the top slot, but two other movies did as well.  It was just the former that completely obliterated all from having any chance, whatsoever.  Here’s the break down:

Star Wars: The Force Awakens  $238,000,000

Alvin and the Chipmunks The Road Chip  $14,400,000

Sisters  $13,420,000

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2  $5,650,000

Creed  $5,085,000

With an opening weekend like that, The Force Awakens gathered a few records under its belt:

·       Biggest Thursday preview gross with $57M.

·       Biggest Friday and biggest single-day gross with $120.5M.

·       First film ever to post a single day over $100M.

·       Fastest film to $100M and $200M.

·       Biggest December debut (nearly 3 times previous record of $84.6M).

·       Biggest IMAX Thursday night preview ($5.7M), single-day ($14M, Friday), and weekend ($30.1M).

·       Highest theater average for a wide release ($57,568).

It has surpassed the opening weekend record holder (Jurassic World) by about $30 million.  I think it’s safe to say, the Force is strong with this one and it’s not going anywhere anytime soon.  However, stay tuned next week for more box office stats!

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