Star Wars The Force Awakens has been breaking records and setting new ones in every category, and in every country since its release, less than one month ago. Lees than a month! Disney put out a press release yesterday detailing just how successful the film has been. Read the press release in full, below...
THE FORCE AWAKENS OVERTAKES JAMES BOND’S SKYFALL TO BECOME THE NUMBER ONE FILM OF ALL TIME IN THE UK AND IRELAND
NOMINATED FOR FOUR BAFTA AWARDS
8th January 2016: London, UK: Star Wars: The Force Awakens has become the UK and Ireland’s biggest ever cinematic release. The film, which has only been on release for 22 days, has today overtaken Skyfall’s £103.2million in the UK and earlier this week became the second in history to reach £100million in the UK. Full Friday results to be confirmed. The result came after just 20 days of business compared to the 66 days Skyfall took to reach the same amount. Globally the film has already made over £1.59billion worldwide and this week became the biggest release at the US box office overtaking Avatar.
The Force is also awakening within the award season as the British Academy announced today that the film has been nominated for four BAFTA awards, Original Music, Production Design, Sound and Special Visual Effects.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens broke a number of records on its release on December 17th including the biggest ever UK opening weekend, the biggest ever opening worldwide, widest release of a title in the UK, highest advance bookings of all time and the first film to reach £50m within a week. The film also had the biggest ever single day at the box office with £9.7million.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens sees Lucasfilm and visionary director J.J. Abrams join forces to take audiences back to a galaxy far, far away as Star Wars returns to the big screen. The film stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Max Von Sydow. Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk are producing with Tommy Harper and Jason McGatlin serving as executive producers. The screenplay is by J.J. Abrams & Lawrence Kasdan and Michael Arndt.
I think we can all agree The Force Awakens has been an enormous success. Congratulation to J.J. Abrams, Kathleen Kennedy, Lawrence Kasdan and all the cast and crew. Here's hoping you sweep up at every awards ceremony this year!
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