Following a record-breaking sellout, opening night tickets for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" have landed on multiple broker websites like eBay and Craigslist with prices running from $699 to $10,000. For instance, TheWrap cites "$1,000 tickets for a 3D showing at 10:30 p.m. in Los Angeles, $750 tickets for an IMAX 7 p.m. screening in Austin" and a $10,000 VIP package that includes a limo ride.
In an earlier report, theater chain AMC announced they sold out 1,000 screenings nationwide in the 12 hours after tickets went on sale, while Imax reported tickets for IMAX screenings have made $6.5M domestically, breaking previous Imax records. Additionally, Fandango released a statement revealing that the film has sold eight times as many tickets as 2012's "The Hunger Games," the previous record holder.
Directed by J.J. Abrams, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” stars franchise veterans Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Mayhew, Anthony Daniels and Kenny Baker, joined by newcomers John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie and Max von Sydow.
The film will be released wide Dec. 16 in France, Dec. 17 in the United Kingdom and Dec. 18 in North America.