Whoa — Star Wars: The Force Awakens Just Had The Biggest Opening Night In Box Office History!!

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This should come as no surprise!

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens shattered box office records on Friday, achieving the highest single-day opening of any move… EVER!

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According to box office earnings posted by Disney, the movie was a HUGE hit at the theaters this weekend, taking in $57 million in their late Thursday night screenings and a total of $120.5 million through Friday.


Those numbers far surpass the previous record holder for biggest one-day opening, which ad been Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2, that opened at $91.1 million.

This also makes Episode VII the first film to surpass $100 million in its opening day in theaters, AND this is already the largest opening ever of any movie that opened in December.

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The numbers are right on track with box office estimates, too; the J.J. Abrams flick should hit about $220 million total across the opening weekend.

How big is that? Well, Jurassic World is the third-highest grossing movie of all-time, and it opened with $208 million through its opening weekend.



[Image via FayesVision/WENN.]

Dec 19, 2015 5:24pm PDT

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