Five weeks out from release, the first tracking numbers for J.J. Abrams’ “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” have been revealed and these early estimates of the film’s opening weekend are astonishing.
Collider reports that as of this week, the film is tracking to open to $225 million domestically – well ahead of current opening weekend record holder “Jurassic World” which opened to $208 million this past Summer. It’s also ahead of “Marvel’s The Avengers” which previously held the title for several years with $207 million.
In fact these early estimates could be on the low-end of the scale with the film set to play non-stop from Thursday night through Monday morning in cinemas around the country – something neither “Jurassic World” or “Avengers” have done.
“The Force Awakens” will also have no competition on IMAX screens for a month. Even so, no December movie has ever grossed over $100 million on opening weekend – let alone double that, so ‘Force’ is going to be break records left and right should it match predictions.
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” opens December 18th.