With its release date just under four months away, many box office analysts are already predicting that “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” will have a record-shattering opening weekend this December. Deadline has a run down of the predictions, which have the seventh installment in the “Star Wars” franchise earning upwards of $615M worldwide (an estimated $300M domestic, $315 international).
If these estimates pan out, then “Force Awakens” will zoom past current opening weekend box office champ “Jurassic World,” which earned $524.4M global when it opened in June of this year. Even though the opening of J.J. Abrams’ new “Star Wars” film is still months away, experts are citing the highly anticipated film’s multi-generational appeal as one key component to its seemingly guaranteed success.
The film will also be pretty ubiquitous this holiday season. “Force Awakens” will already be screening on every IMAX screen in North America — yes, every IMAX screen in North America. Additionally, Deadline’s article notes that the new “Star Wars” will play in upwards of 4,000 theaters on at least 10,000 screens in the United States.
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” opens on December 18.
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