Even before its release, the latest film in the ever-growing Star Wars series is already on its way to a net value of £2.6billion ($3.9billion) – a world record in cinema history.
Fans have been queueing for days outside Los Angeles’ TCL Chinese Theatre to be the first to see The Force Awakens on its US release on December 18th. But it’s not only LA citizens who are queueing; people have come from all over the US to see the film in the theatre the first Star Wars film was aired in 1977.
The UK has also gone Star Wars crazy with a range of events around the country, with its premiere on December 17th.
British cinema chiefs expect up to one million customers to see the film in the 48 hours following the Leicester Square premiere.
Odeon Cinemas have already sold over 500,000 tickets with Vue selling 320,000. The film is already expected to take a whopping 50% more cash at the box office than the current highest-grossing film in the UK, Avatar, despite it having not been released yet.
The biggest change in the seventh Star Wars film? Ewoks and Jar-Jar Binks will not be appearing in The Force Awakens, but the screenwriters have made up for this with a FEMALE villain, Captain Phasma. Played by Gwendoline Christie, this brings modern day ideals into the Star Wars franchise, bringing in more audiences and adding to the already high projected box office figures.
If your other half wants to drag you and the family to watch Star Wars: The Force Awakens, don’t fret; Alvin and the Chipmunks comes out the same day!
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