Complete List of Records Broken by “The Force Awakens”

Posted by on December 23, 2015 10:52 am
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Complete List of Records Broken by “The Force Awakens”
  • Largest Thursday Previews: $57 million*
    Previous Record: $43.5 million (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2)
  • Global IMAX Opening Record: $48 million
    Previous Record: $44.1 million (Jurassic World)
  • Domestic IMAX Opening Record: $30.1 million
    Previous Record: $20.9 million (Jurassic World)
  • Largest Friday, Opening Day, Single Day: $119.1 million
    Previous Record: $91 million (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2)
  • Largest Sunday: $60.5 million
    Previous Record: $57.2 million (Jurassic World)
  • Largest Monday: $40.1 million
    Previous Record: $27.6 million (Spider-Man 2)
  • Largest 4-Day Gross: $288 million
    Previous Record: $234.1 million (Jurassic World)
  • Domestic Opening Weekend: $247.9 million
    Previous Record: $208.8 million (Jurassic World)
  • Worldwide Opening Weekend: $529 million / 4,134 theaters
    Previous Record: $524.9 million (Jurassic World)
  • Highest Per Theater Average (Wide Release): $59,982
    Previous Record: $48,855 / 4,274 theaters (Jurassic World)
  • Top Opening Theater Average (Wide Release): $59,982
    Previous Record: $48,855 / 4,274 theaters (Jurassic World)
  • Top Opening Weekend for PG-13 Rated Film: $247.9 million
    Previous Record: $208.8 million (Jurassic World)
  • Top Holiday Opening Weekend**: $247.9 million
    Previous Record: $158 million (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire)
  • Biggest Weekend Overall (Top 12 Gross): $305.5 million
    Previous Record: $266 million (June 12-14, 2015)
  • Biggest December Weekend (Top 12 Gross): $305.5 million
    Previous Record: $259.9 million (Dec 25-27, 2009)
  • December Single Day: $119.1 million
    Previous Record: $37.13 million (The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey)
  • Widest December Opening: 4,134 theaters
    Previous Record: 4,045 theaters (The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey)
  • December Opening Weekend: $247.9 million
    Previous Record: $84.62 million (The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey)
  • Fastest to $100 Million: 1 Day
    Previous Record: 2 Days (Jurassic World)
  • Fastest to $250 Million: 4 Days
    Previous Record: 5 Days (Jurassic World)

* The Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 record included midnight only screenings while Force Awakens screenings began at 7 PM on Thursday and included Star Wars marathon ticket sales, tickets that were sold for as much as $59.99 each.
** Holiday is defined as the first Friday in November through New Year’s week or weekend.

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