December 18, 2015


‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Eyes Biggest Opening Day Ever

Karwai Tang/WireImage
Karwai Tang/WireImage

The bullish Star Wars box office forecasts won’t stop pouring in: after breaking Thursday-night records, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is eyeing the biggest domestic opening day ever, with a total take of $100+ million.

Box Office Mojo reports that Disney has declared a $100 million target for Star Wars’ opening day at the box office. That number would include the $57 million the film made from Thursday night screenings, and if it passes the $91 million opening day haul of 2011’s Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2, would stand as the biggest opening day of all time in North America.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens will surely own the biggest December opening of all time when it breezes by the $84.6 million of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Now its sights are on Jurassic World’s all-time opening weekend of $208 million; Star Wars is expected to at least cross the $200 million mark in its first weekend.

Need to know more about Star Wars: The Force Awakens (without reading any spoilers)? Click here for our complete guide to the film.