Is 'The Force Awakens' Sold Out? The Star Wars Film Has Been In High Demand
The Force Awakens has been in theaters a mere few days, and already the film has raked in more cash than anyone could hope in their wildest daydreams. Star Wars fans of all ages have been eagerly anticipating the film for months (if not years), so it was no surprise that tickets for opening weekend sold out in advance. But if you were trying to wait out the crowds, you might be wondering if you'll still be able to nab a ticket when you head to the box office, or if The Force Awakens is sold out across the country even days later. Don't worry; although your hardcore friends may have had to stand in a two-hour line to get last row seats at midnight showings of the film a few days ago, tickets for the epic movie are now readily available.
4,134 different American movie theaters are showing The Force Awakens, according to BGR, and many have the movie playing in multiple theaters — some even offering it in standard format, 3D, and IMAX 3D viewing. So there are lots of opportunities to get your hands on a ticket; just be mindful of the day and time that you're planning to go, as certain showings will obviously be more popular (and therefore more likely to sell out) than others. I know it seems like a lot of effort to put into an the relatively effortless activity of sitting in front of a movie screen, but you have to take into consideration that this is no average film that we're talking about. Check out some of the crazy record-breaking numbers that The Force Awakens has generated so far.
$50 Million In Pre-Release Tickets
The film broke the record for advanced ticket sales, which had previously been set by the first Hunger Games movie. The Force Awakens sold a whopping $50 million worth of tickets prior to its Dec. 18 release.
$30 Million More Than Jurassic World On Opening Weekend
Jurassic World had just set the domestic box office record for highest-grossing opening weekend with its $208M debut in June, but The Force Awakens earned $248 million its first weekend in American cinemas.
$120 Million In One Day
The Force Awakens brought in $120 million at the box office on its opening day, surpassing the single-day record held by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. The final HP movie had brought in "only" $91 million.
$610 Million Globally And Rising
Anthony D'Alessandro of Deadline reports that as of the morning of Dec. 22, the film has raked in $610.8 million globally. As for the movie's total gross, you'll have to wait and see as the weeks progress.
The filmmakers, studio, and fans must all be pretty damn delighted right now. Despite the business of the holiday season, The Force Awakens has captured moviegoers' attention and raked in enough dough to buy more than enough Christmas presents for everyone involved. Speaking of gifts, if you're running out of ideas, you can go snag tickets for your loved ones now that showings of The Force Awakens are plentiful nationwide. May the Fandango be with you.
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