Star Wars: The Force Awakens Overtakes Titanic to Become the 4th Biggest UK Release of All Time In Record Time
STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS IS THE FASTEST TITLE TO PASS THE £80 MILLION MARK IN THE UK
BECOMES THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY’S BIGGEST EVER UK AND US RELEASE
OVERTAKES SPECTRE TO TAKE CROWN FOR BIGGEST EVER IMAX RELEASE IN THE UK
After just 13 days of business in the UK Star Wars: The Force Awakens has now overtaken Titanic to become the 4th biggest release of all time in the UK. The current box office total of £83.5million in the UK makes Star Wars: The Force Awakens the fastest to make £80million beating the previous record held by Skyfall which took 23 days to hit the same number.
The film has been enjoying a record breaking Christmas at the box office which included the biggest ever Boxing Day at £3.9million. Globally the film has currently made over £1.2billion and this week the US reached $600million in a record amount of time.
In less than two weeks the release has now forced its way past the entire lifetime box office of Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story 3 making Star Wars: The Force Awakens the biggest ever title for The Walt Disney Company in the UK. Likewise in the US the film has now overtaken Marvel’s Avengers Assemble to become the US’ biggest ever release for the company.
With over £8.2million of the total UK box office, the film has also broken all IMAX records overtaking the previous UK record set by Spectre. For Star Wars: The Force Awakens the IMAX screen at the BFI, London is now the biggest grossing IMAX cinema in the world.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens was released in the UK and Ireland on December 17th 2015 to outstanding praise from critics and audiences. This week the film was voted the “best movie of 2015” by customers of the popular ticketing site Fandango.
“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. 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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