Sunday, December 20, 2015

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Sets Record $238 million Debut

The biggest movie of all time... be, will it?

Well, there's certainly no shortage of records being broken this weekend as Star Wars: The Force Awakens' $238 million debut easily topples the previous record, Jurassic World's $209 million. Though, since these are still estimates, the margin of error could be millions off, and the numbers could end up higher.

Overseas, The Force Awakens couldn't quite claim a record ($279 million)... behind Jurassic World ($316 million) and Harry Potter: Deathly Hallows Part 2 ($314 million).  But to be fair, it didn't debut in the all the same places as those films. Worldwide, The Force Awakens has already grossed $517 million.

Now back to the other records it has broken...
Here we go...
Biggest Thursday night preview night: $57 million
Biggest opening day and single day: $120.5 million
First film to cross $100 million in a single day.
Fastest film to $100 million and $200 million.
Biggest Imax opening: $30.1 million

Also, biggest opening in December, which was previously held by The Hobbit ($84.6 million). And, according to Holiday Season box office economics, could mean a healthy stay at for the next couple of weeks... with the potential to dethrone Avatar's $2.79 billion worldwide gross.

But who cares about that movie, when there were two other debuts this weekend: Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip ($14.4 million) and Sisters ($13.4 million).


Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Star Wars: The Force Awakens 
2) Alvin and the Chipmunks 4
3) Sisters
4) HG: Mockingjay - Part 2
5) Creed
6) The Good Dinosaur
7) Krampus
8) In the Heart of the Sea
9) Dilwale
10) Bajirao Mastani
$238 million
$14.4 million
$13.4 million
$5.7 million
$5.1 million
$4.2 million
$3.8 million
$3.5 million
$1.9 million
$1.7 million
$238 million
$14.4 million
$13.4 million
$254.4 million
$87.9 million
$96.5 million
$34.8 million
$18 million
$1.9 million
$1.7 million
$200 million
$90 million
$30 million
$160 million
$35 million
$200 million
$15 million
$100 million
$15 million
n/a


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