Box Office: ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Blasts Off Overseas With $14.1M Wednesday

starStar Wars: The Force Awakens started its worldwide attack on Wednesday, earning $ 14.1 million from its very first 12 worldwide markets and eclipsing all previous Star Wars entries.
France led with $ 5.2 million, among the very best showings of perpetuity and virtually double the opening-day outcomes of Jurassic World. It’s likewise the greatest launch ever for a Disney movie, and more than double the very first day of the studio’s Marvel tentpole, Avengers: Age of Ultron.
The majority of films consist of previews in their opening-day outcomes overseas; Force Awakens did not host any European previews this previous weekend because it didn’t make its opening night till Monday.
Force Awakens likewise landed in Italy on Wednesday, earning an outstanding $ 2 million. That’s the very best start for December.
The Disney and Lucasfilm release– putting No. 1 all over– smashed records in Sweden and Norway, scoring the greatest single market day of perpetuity with $ 1.7 million and $ 1.1 million, respectively. And it captured the greatest opening day ever in Belgium ($ 800,000), Finland ($ 600,000), the Netherlands ($ 800,000) and French-speaking Switzerland.
Directed by J.J. Abrams, Force Awakens opens throughout the world this weekend– it starts playing in North America on Thursday night– start saving for China, where it debuts Jan. 9. In numerous nations, it has actually set records in regards to advance ticket sales.
This previous summer season, Jurassic World made history when opening to $ 524.9 million, consisting of a record $ 208.8 million locally and $ 316.4 million overseas. Jurassic World had the benefit of opening day-and-date in China.
Force Awakens introduces Thursday in the U.K., Germany, Austria, Russia, South Korea, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Australia and New Zealand. It opens all over Friday in North America following Thursday-night previews, in addition to in Japan, Spain and Venezuela.
On Wednesday, lots of Imax theaters saw their most significant opening day ever.
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