The figures come from a report over at Collider which suggests the film could open to a massive $225 million domestically. This would beat the current record set by this Summer’s “Jurassic World” which raked in $208 million. What is more astonishing about the projected figures is that the record opening for any film in the month of December hasn’t yet passed the $100 million mark.
“The Force Awakens” is set to play non stop from Thursday night through to Monday morning something which neither previous record holder “Jurassic World” or the holder before that “Avengers” did. With that in mind these figures are on the low-end of estimates.
“Episode VII” could also have longevity at the box office, particularly due to the fact that it will go unopposed on IMAX screens for a whole month.
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” opens on December 18th and stars: Daisy Ridley, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Gwendoline Christie, Domhnall Gleeson, Warwick Davis, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker, Andy Serkis, Max von Sydow and Mark Hamill.