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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Becomes First Film In History To Reach £50M Within One Week at UK Box Office


24 December 2015

STAR WARS SHIFTS INTO HYPERDRIVE AND BREAKS RECORDS IN LIGHT SPEED

BIGGEST EVER OPENING WEEK AT UK BOX OFFICE

FIRST FILM TO REACH £50M AT UK BOX OFFICE IN SEVEN DAYS

BIGGEST EVER OPENING WEEKEND IN THE UK

BIGGEST OPENING OF A FILM WORLDWIDE

WIDEST RELEASE OF A TITLE IN THE UK

HIGHEST ADVANCE BOOKINGS OF ALL TIME

FIRST FILM TO HIT $300M AT THE US BOX OFFICE IN FIVE DAYS

BIGGEST EVER IMAX WEEKEND

Records across the galaxy are being smashed by Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens following its release in cinemas last week. The film which has been applauded by critics and fans alike has just become the first film to reach £50million at the UK box office within seven days. The result means that within just one week Star Wars: The Force Awakens has over taken the entire lifetime box office of Marvel’s Avengers Age of Ultron, Disney’s Frozen, The Dark Knight, Fifty Shades of Grey, The King’s Speech, 4 out of the 8 Harry Potter films and the entire Hunger Games and Twilight series’. The film’s cume is currently £51.4m in the UK and in excess of $700m globally.

 

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Earlier this week the latest episode in the Star Wars saga also claimed the biggest ever opening weekend both globally and within the UK after opening in a record breaking 670 sites on over 2700 screens across the country. Ticket bookings before release were also the highest on record according to industry experts with over two million sold and audiences show no sign of abating.

“We are delighted to see the galaxy embracing The Force Awakens” says Tony Chambers, The Walt Disney Company EMEA SVP Head of Distribution for UK and EMEA “The film is breaking records and, to meet demands, exhibitors across the UK are adding shows to ensure tickets are available for everyone to enjoy the adventures of these new and beloved classic characters throughout the Christmas holidays”

 

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“A fist pumping success” – The Sun – 5 stars

“Brimming with energy” – Guardian - 5 stars

“Thrilling, spectacular and unexpectedly moving” – Mail on Sunday – 5 stars

“Endless pleasure” – Telegraph - 5 stars

“Exactly what we were hoping for” – Times - 5 stars

“The Force is strong once more” – Sunday Telegraph – 5 stars

“Big return to form for sci-fi favourite” – Sunday Mirror – 5 stars

“Thrilling and playful” – Time Out - 5 stars

“Supremely classy” – Little White Lies - 5 stars

“The Force is strong with this film” – Daily Express - 5 stars

“Star Wars is now in exactly the right hands for it to flourish” – Radio Times - 5 stars

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 from December 17th 2015. 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.

 

 

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