Los Angeles (AFP) – “Revival of force”, new installment in the interstellar saga “Star Wars” has eclipsed “Jurassic World” and “Harry Potter” for its first weekend in theaters States STATES and Canada, raking in record revenues of $ 238 million.
At the global level, it is almost that bat dinosaur “Jurassic World”, which was released simultaneously in China in June, while the new Star Wars are released in January.
JJ Abrams movie with Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford harvest $ 279 million in the rest of the world for its first five days, a total of 517 million, against 524.9 million for Jurassic World, according to Rentrak specialized company that preliminary figures released Sunday box office.
According Disney, he beat the record of a theatrical release in 18 countries including Russia and Germany and is second in four others, including France and Chile.
The film is screened since Friday on 4134 screens in the US and Canada. From New York to Los Angeles, the rooms were full and spectators have often bought their tickets more than a week in advance.
In New York for example, larger theaters were planning the film all hours, sometimes as early as 6:00 in the morning.
“To all the fans around the world who not only came into force for such an exciting and Astronomical launch, but also treated the film as their own and have preserved the experience of other fans by not revealing the twists: thank you, “said the president of Walt Disney, Alan Horn, in a jubilant press
In Focus now included. movies “Avatar” (2009), “Titanic” (1997) and “Jurassic World” (2015), the three largest global success of cinema in terms of revenue. “Avatar” and “Titanic”, directed by James Cameron, are the only two films in history to have passed the 2 billion in worldwide box office.
“The Rise of Force “was released in almost every market in the world this week, with the exception of Greece and India (24 December) and China (January 9)
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The film is likely to continue its momentum. According to the company, 83% of viewers absolutely recommend the movie, “an incredibly high figure,” said analyst Paul Dergarabedian Rentrak.
Disney, which bought Lucasfilm, the company of George Lucas, for four billion dollars in 2012, reaping the fruits of its investment. He planned three other films on the odyssey of the Jedi and the evil forces of the First Order, not counting the billions expected sales of derivatives.
The other success of the North American box office are this weekend:
2 / “Alvin and the Chipmunks: flat out”, a cartoon that tells the adventures of a band of mischievous chipmunks (a kind of squirrel America North ed) and their human friend, is in second place with $ 14.4 million for 3653 screens.
3 / “Sisters” with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, two most comical women for the US, was up 13.42 million dollars for its release
4 / The latest installment of the series “Hunger Games”. “Hunger Games – revolt: partie2″ gets to reap $ 5.65 million (254.44 million in five weeks)
5 /. “Creed – The legacy of Rocky Balboa” with Sylvester Stallone still raises $ 5.08 million in the fourth week a total of 87.9 million.
6 / nice dinosaur “Travel Arlo,” another Disney has collected 4.23 million dollars in week 4 (96.55 million in total ).
7 / The horror film “Krampus” on a Christmas demon is unleashed against a family at odds with the spirit of Christmas, was up $ 3.78 million for its third week (34.81 million).
8 / “In the Heart of the Ocean” by Ron Howard, which tells the true story that inspired Melville’s “Moby Dick”, is still $ 3.46 million of revenue in the second week with a total of 18.6 million.
9 and 10 / “Dilwale” and “Bajirao Mastani”, two Indian movies are neck and neck with respectively 1.9 and 1.7 million.