Force Awakens Scores $100M+ Opening Day

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is looking set to top “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” for the single biggest opening day for a film at the U.S. box-office.

Raking in $57 million in Thursday night previews, that combined with matinees suggest the film will be the first ever to break the $100 million mark in one day – ‘Hallows’ had the previous record with $91.1 million.

The Disney and Lucasfilm release appears to be headed for $200 million+ through Sunday with an excellent likelihood that the previous opening weekend record of $208.8 million held by “Jurassic World” is about to be broken.

Source: Disney Pictures