Following the awesome new trailer and record breaking ticket sales, it looks like Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set for a rather large opening weekend.
Experts are saying that the movie could have the biggest domestic opening of all-time with around $300 million (beating Jurassic World’s $208 million), which added to a worldwide taking of $300 million could lead to Star Wars: The Force Awakens bringing Disney a whopping $600 million on its opening weekend alone.
Now, if we use Jurassic World as the rule of thumb, that movie made a total of $651 million domestically overall. If Star Wars: The Force Awakens can match its trajectory following its weekend opening of $300 million, then it could push past the $1 billion mark in the US alone. That $2 billion worldwide doesn’t seem too out of the question.
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set for release on December 17th in the UK and December 18th in the States and sees J.J. Abrams directing returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Kenny Baker (R2-D2), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) and Tim Rose (Admiral Ackbar), in addition to Adam Driver (Girls), Oscar Isaac (A Most Violent Year), Andy Serkis (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Domhnall Gleeson (Ex Machina), John Boyega (Attack the Block), Daisy Ridley (Silent Witness), Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave), Ken Leung (Lost), Miltos Yerolemou (Game of Thrones), Max von Sydow (The Exorcist), Jessica Henwick (Spirit Warriors), Christina Chong (24: Live Another Day), Simon Pegg (Star Trek) and newcomers Crystal Clarke and Pip Andersen.