The last episode of the intergalactic saga, directed by JJ Abrams, beat the opening record of Jurassic World and the last Harry Potter in engrangant $ 238 million in revenue.
The saga interstellar Star Wars revived with Star Wars VII: The Rise of force . It was the same for US theaters, where the seventh episode was released Friday, December 18th. The Awakening of force easily eclipsed the record of Jurassic World and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in his first week- end operating in the United States and Canada, raking in record revenues of $ 238 million.
In the rest of the world, the film JJ Abrams has raised $ 279 million during his five early days. For an overall total of $ 517 million. The Awakening of force also performs record everywhere: according to Disney, he beat the record of a theatrical release in 18 countries including Russia and Germany, and ranks second in four others, including France and Chile. Greece and India will benefit in turn that from December 24th and China 9 January.
Avatar , Titanic and Jurassic World in focus
Projected on 4134 screens in United States and Canada, the rooms were so full from New York to Los Angeles, filled with spectators who had often bought their tickets more than a week in advance. In New York for example, larger theaters were planning the film every hour, sometimes as early as 6:00 in the morning.
“To all the fans around the world who not only came into force for launch also exciting and astronomical, 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 line with the US firm pattern therefore contains the movie Avatar (2009), Titanic (1997) and Jurassic Worl d (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.
Three other films planned
Star Wars VII: The Rise of force is likely to continue its momentum. According to the company, 83% of viewers absolutely recommend the movie, “an incredibly high figure,” says analyst Paul Dergarabedian Rentrak.
Disney, which bought Lucasfilm, the company of George Lucas, for four billion dollars in 2012, so no problem harvesting the fruits of its investment. The firm also has plans 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 enthusiasm was such weekend last The Awakening of force has overshadowed other movies showing. It happens far ahead Alvin and the Chipmunks: flat out cartoon that tells the adventures of a band of mischievous chipmunks. This is in second place with $ 14.4 million for 3653 screens. Third on the podium, Sisters , with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, two of the most prominent US women comedians, has meanwhile earned 13.42 million dollars for its release.