With 6.8 million viewers just two weeks after its release, Star Wars: The Force Wake Up is leading the box office in France in 2015, according to figures released Wednesday by CBO box office. The seventh installment in the galactic saga created by George Lucas, indoors since December 16, achieved total 6,803,351 admissions since its release, slightly higher than the previous record this year, held by the animated film The Minions (6,401,791 entries). In the past week alone, from December 23 to 29, he gathered 3,002,116 spectators. Disney announced that the new Star Wars had crossed Sunday the billion dollars in revenue worldwide in less than two weeks on the screens.
The 3rd best score in France
He said that revenues were divided equally between North America ($ 545 million) and the rest of the world (546 million dollars). In France, for its first week, the 7th episode of the Star Wars saga had taken over first place in the French box office unsurprisingly, with 3,801,235 spectators gathered in 1093 theaters. The film had won JJAbrams passing several records, including the best first week in 2015 to James Bond 007 Spectre (2,203,549 entries on 902 screens). The Force Wake had achieved the third best score for a first week in France behind the invincible Welcome to the Sticks (4458837 to 793 rooms) and Les Bronzes 3: Friends Forever (3,906,694 in 950 theaters)