Star Wars: The Force Awakens breaks cinema records
JJ Abrams’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens has broken the all-time record for the most pre-sale cinema tickets sold in one day.
While the film won’t hit cinemas until December, its pre-sales have already taken $6.5 million, surpassing every IMAX record ever.
These astounding figures come shortly after the release of the third and final full-length trailer for The Force Awakens was published online, to the delight of fans around the world.
Meanwhile, the latest instalment of the Star Wars franchise has completely overshadowed another popular fantasy franchise, The Hunger Games, by beating it at the box office by no less than eight times.
And the huge numbers of fans rushing to buy their tickets ahead of the new Star Wars film are helping to rub salt in the wounds of racist protesters, who have sparked a Twitter war with the hashtag #BoycottStarWarsVII over their beliefs that the film’s diversity of casting promotes an ‘anti-white’ agenda.
None of that’s bothering star John Boyega, who plays Finn in the new movie. Here’s Boyega’s reaction to the new trailer, which he posted yesterday on Instagram:
Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits UK cinemas this December 17th.
Join the masses and pre-book your tickets today.