Box Office: ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Beats ‘Jurassic World’ For Biggest Global Opening
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is king of the world. Disney suggested on Monday that worldwide box office numbers came higher than estimated and would come in at around $247 million. Added to the domestic U.S. gross, total global number would be $528 million. That beats “Jurassic World’s” record opening of $524.9 million.
Final numbers are still being tallied, but in an interview on Bloomberg Monday morning, Disney chief Bob Iger suggested that the “Star Wars” sequel had come in higher than estimates had suggested. It now appears that the film will have hit a global record of $528 million. Disney originally suggested the film’s global tally would be $517 million, but domestic numbers are higher than anticipated, clocking in at roughly $247 million.
“That’s an incredible weekend,” Iger told Bloomberg, adding, “What this really does is it sets this great franchise up for far more value creation over a longer period of time for the company.”
Plus: The movie still has not opened in China. We are going to see some huge numbers ahead for this movie.