star wars (storm trooper & battle)

*To say the new “Star Wars” film, “The Force Awakens,” is on a tear would be an understatement.  We’re talking about an all-time box office opening record in the rage of $251M-$255M.

Here’s what Deadline is reporting:

Fans Line Up To Watch 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' In New York City

Fans Line Up To See ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ In NYC

 To put Force Awakens’ opening in perspective, consider the following: Disney made $100M from the film in just 21 hours at 1PM PST; an amount that most successful tentpoles open to in a 3-day weekend. By Sunday, Force Awakens will beat or come close to beating the entire domestic runs of the last two Hobbits which were released over the last two Decembers— The Desolation of Smaug ($258.4M) and The Battle of Five Armies ($255.1M). It took Jurassic World five days to cross $250M. Domestic all-time grosser Avatar which opened during this frame back in 2009 to $77M and ended its stateside cume at $749.8M, took 12 days to clear $250M. However, that was during the pre-historic days of digital and 3D cinema. When Avatar opened there were 3,100 RealD screens in the U.S./Canada, now there are 14,000 with the majority of them playing Force Awakens. 

You can get the FULL story from Deadline, HERE.