‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ On Track For Record-Breaking $225 Million Opening Weekend

Star Wars: The Force Awakens official comes out on December 18, even though my tickets say the 17, and you can see the film a day earlier overseas. The last time I remember theaters playing a film 24-hours straight for the weekend was The Dark Knight in 2008.

This year, the dinosaur lover in us all helped put Jurassic World as the reigning champ with highest-grossing opening weekend ($208 million) dethroning Avengers ($207 million). A source at Collider is reporting that Star Wars: The Force Awakens will break that record with a $225 million opening weekend. This makes sense since Star Wars fans crashed Fandango when tickets went on sale.

Top 10 highest-grossing opening weekends

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Matthew Sardo
Matthew Sardo
As the founder of Monkeys Fighting Robots, I'm currently training for my next job as an astronaut cowboy. Reformed hockey goon, comic book store owner, video store clerk, an extra in 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon,' 'Welcome Back Freshman,' and for one special day, I was a Ghostbuster.