‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Breaks ‘Harry Potter’ Thursday Night Record
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” took in $57 million in the U.S. box office on Thursday-night previews, easily breaking the record set by “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” in 2011.
The last “Harry Potter” movie took in $43.5 million.
The $57 million made by “Star Wars” will be added to its Friday totals which everyone is predicting to be huge along with the weekend.
In a sign of sky-high anticipation, the seventh film in the iconic science-fiction franchise had set a record by selling more than $100 million worth of advance tickets domestically as of Tuesday — raising expectations that “The Force Awakens” will do more than $200 million worth of business on its opening weekend domestically. The current record for a launch weekend was set in June by Universal’s “Jurassic World” with $208.4 million, followed by 2012’s “The Avengers” at $207.4 million.
If you are still skeptical about watching the movie, check out our review of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”.