Star Wars: The Force Awakens Poised To Shatter Every Box Office Record We Have

April 21, 2015 1:33 PM

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens is by far the most highly anticipated movie of 2015. Sorry, Age of Ultron. Thanks to Disney’s Star Wars Celebration, which recently wrapped, the hype surrounding this cinematic event is palpable. According to experts, all of this points to its inevitable box office success, but will its opening release sweep be the largest of all time?

The Force Awakens will open on December 18, which is not exactly a slot guaranteed to snatch the most box office dough, given the holiday season. However, Avatar, as Contrino noted, had the exact same release date back in 2009. Opening in 3,461 theaters, the film had a domestic opening release of $7...

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