They are just too profitable not to make another. At this pace, the film will earn some measure of mainstream success. U.S. box office (inflation-adjusted): $935,195,600 Smart Rating: 94.85 Release year: 2015 Starring: Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher Thirty years after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, the galaxy faces a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and the First Order. That record fell earlier this year, but that's not a lot of comfort for this weekend, as all three new releases combined won't match American Sniper's haul. Of the three truly wide releases, only Kung Fu Panda 3 is expected to be a significant hit. It was also 41% bigger than the same weekend last year and 2015's year-over-year lead grew to 7.0%. It should pass Avatar’s inflation-adjusted $826 million this week. Meanwhile, in early AM estimates, Disney’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens stands at $770.4M, with industry projections seeing the J.J. Abrams-directed … The Revenant did have two weeks of limited release and that might have a small positive effect on its internal multiplier this weekend. By John Lope z. December 21, 2015. The Revenant should have one of the best week-to-week declines, thanks in part to its Awards Season success. The Revenant earned first place on Friday with $14 million at the box office, well ahead of Star Wars: The Force Awakens’s daily haul of $11 million. Download the demo today to join Rey, Finn, and BB-8 as they evade the villainous First Order. Avatar finished with $760.51 million, a figure The Force Awakens will top in two days, at the most. Alphabetical order is very useful in most circumstances, but not here. Not only did The Force Awakens break the single-day record previously set by Spectre earlier this year, but analysts think it could double the current opening weekend record of $31.2 million, also held by Spectre. However, this is the record for best non-opening Wednesday, topping the previous record of $29.07 million, held by The Transformers. A shot-by-shot, low-budget fan remake of the latest "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" trailer has all the scenes we've been drooling over, but with a lot more charm. More... Before Star Wars: The Force Awakens came out there had only been one film to reach the $750 million milestone. Star Wars: The Last Jedi (also known as Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi) is a 2017 American epic space opera film written and directed by Rian Johnson.Produced by Lucasfilm and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, it is the second installment of the Star Wars sequel trilogy, following The Force Awakens (2015), and it is the eighth episode of the nine-part "Skywalker saga". The BAFTA awards were handed out over the weekend. Given the $30 million over-performance at home, it’s perhaps a slight surprise that Star Wars isn’t also projected to take the global weekend record, with its expected $517 million falling a little behind Jurassic World’s $524.9 million debut earlier in the year. Unlike our previous article, when we ranked the records by how likely they were to fall, this time we are ranking them in chronological order. The rest of the new releases were not as strong and it is likely all three will lose money in the end. Needless to say, there are very few other new releases that are tempted to compete with the highest grossing domestic hit of all time. The latest Star Wars installment earned $8.02 million on Monday for a running tally of $750.23 million. It did earn about about 10% more than That Awkward Moment's opening day. It took just 15 days for Star Wars: The Force Awakens to overtake Jurassic World’s final domestic box office. Additionally, no other film earned more than $10 million last year, while this year there could be five films in the top five reaching that mark. Figures will therefore fluctuate each week, and totals for individual titles can go up or down as we update our estimates. In fact, the weekend was so bad that Star Wars: The Force Awakens remained in third place during its eighth weekend of release. More... As anticipated, Ride Along 2 earned first place over the long weekend earning more than it cost to make in just four days. Friday’s numbers were artificially lower, because so many screenings were sold out that people who would have gone to see the movie on Friday simply couldn’t. Wow. It's Valentine's Day weekend and Presidents Day long weekend, so the box office should be very robust, at least compared to last weekend. It has also cracked $50 million in Germany ($55.28 million) and is getting close to that milestone in France ($46.14 million). Better than anticipated reviews could help it break records over the weekend. was the only other film to earn more than $10 million. 1,000: Age of Lupita Nyong'o's character Maz Kanata, the pirate who is set to be the new Yoda. The film will need to reach at least $300 million to break even any time soon, but that seems likely at this pace. There were two main winners, The Revenant, which won most of its five awards in the high-prestige categories, and Mad Max: Fury Road, which earn all four of its awards in technical categories. Worse still, this was a terrible year for snubs, especially when it comes to diversity of the nominees. The best new release of the week is Hail, Caesar!, which is the only film with a real shot at becoming a midlevel hit. Granted, Jurassic World had China to boost its sales. And of course, we will track its daily numbers on the box office section of the site until it is out of theaters entirely. Numbers continue to roll in for the record-breaking advance ticket sales for the phenomenon that is Star Wars: The Force Awakens.. 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This weekend last year, American Sniper remained dominant with nearly $65 million. On the other hand, The Forest is a low-budget horror film that is just hoping to land in the top five. However, this was only 79% more than it made on Christmas Eve, whereas Avatar rose 107% on the same day in its run. The 5th Wave is the latest Young Adult Adaptation and as I'm writing this at about 10 am on Thursday, it is still the only new release with any reviews. Daddy's Home, and to a lesser extent Sisters, could be surprise $100 million hits. The film also opened in first place in Spain with $3.86 million on 319 screens, but had to settle for second place in Italy with $3.24 million on 368. I thought it would miss the $600 million mark and cross that milestone today. That confirms it as comfortably the worst-performing film in the franchise, and even a Christmas-season boost at the box office will leave it under $300 million in total. There are a huge number of new releases on Amazon this week. Meanwhile, December is potentially record-breaking. The film will clearly do better internationally than it will domestically. 196: Combined age of original Star Wars actors appearing in The Force Awakens – Mark Hamill (64), Harrison Ford (73), Carrie Fisher (59). The review embargo for Star Wars: The Force Awakens was lifted at midnight, and there are now over 100 reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. There's a chance no film makes in total as much as The Force Awakens makes during its opening day. Star Wars: The Force Awakens was released five years ago this month. Overall, the box office fell 21% from last weekend to $78 million. The Force Awakens might make more than those two films combined, but even if it doesn't, the one-two punch of The Force Awakens plus The Revenant will give 2016 an easy win in the year-over-year comparison. However, The Force Awakens is a true holdover and holdovers tend to climb much more on Saturday than new releases do. Secondly, will The Hateful Eight live up to Django Unchained? The overall box office was $159 million, which is 28% less than last weekend, but 26% more than the same weekend last year. It became the third film released in 2015 to hit $1 billion internationally and the fifth film of All-Time to do so. If not, it will at least come close. Our model has it earning $225 million—Bruce will have a piece on that shortly—but that still puts $800 million, and yet another record, in the film’s sights. This is the biggest non-holiday opening day in that market and the second-biggest opening day of all time, behind Spectre. The only other limited release is Devil and Angel, which has no reviews, so there's not much to talk about. Finally there's The Boy. Such statistics are fairly academic when you already have $700 million in the bank domestically, though, and Star Wars’ momentum coming out of the holidays is such that it will register the biggest ever New Year’s weekend, and the biggest-ever 3rd weekend, overtaking Avatar’s $68.5 million. This is even more impressive, as 2015 had an extra day before the weekend. More... Star Wars: The Force Awakens will finally relinquish its hold on the weekend box office and there are three new releases looking to grab as much of the box office share as they can. However, like the rest of 2015, December is shaping up to be a month of a record-breaking hit and a lot of films that struggle just to get noticed. Meanwhile, the nominees I want to win, but don’t think will win, are Underlined. In June 2014, the screen legend was filming a scene with the Millennium Falcon at London's Pinewood Studios when part of the prop's door fell loose and injured Ford's left leg. This week, there were four Hollywood titles in the top five, again led by The Force Awakens. Needless to say, the overall box office was higher compared to last weekend by 304%. Overall, the box office fell just 5.1% from last weekend to $295 million, which is the second biggest combined weekend of all time. This weekend sees the first signs of a slow-down at the box office for The Force Awakens, which will be down 41% from last weekend, according to Disney’s Sunday morning estimate. It was also higher than last year by a margin of 131%. Actually, given the evidence, it is almost assuredly going to be record-breaking. Its 11% difference is impressive. On the other hand, The Hateful Eight got off to a disappointing start earning third place with just a fraction of Django Unchained's opening weekend. Year-end holiday advance ticket sales for J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: The Force Awakens … Deadpool won't open as fast, but it very likely won't collapse next weekend either. The film is already playing in most major international markets, but even if it just matches its opening weekend during the rest of its run, it will earn near enough a $100 million profit margin. The two films’ three-day running tallies are remarkably similar at $129.5 million for The Force Awakens vs. $130 million for Jurassic World. This won't affect the bottom-line, but it will be a bragging point for Furious 7. This is 19% more than Jurassic World’s opening record and better than our Saturday Analysis had it pegged at. got off to a relatively good start on Thursday earning $543,000 at 1,815 theaters. I didn't see a single prediction that said it would be this big. It looks like opening in China late could cost Star Wars: The Force Awakens the record for biggest international opening weekend. I'm going to say no to both, but the former is much more likely than the latter. As for the new releases on Friday, Spain led the way with $3.5 million. This weekend last year was led by Taken 3 with just under $40 million over the weekend, while Selma earned second place with $11 million. We created a sweded, shot-for-shot, low-budget homemade remake of the latest Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer! Year-to-date is a little less useful, as 2016 is only 3 days old, but it is 27% higher than 2015 was after the first weekend. However, there are factors at play here that will likely help its legs over the weekend. That’s certainly what I was thinking. This way you can play along and tell immediately if The Force Awakens will merely be a blockbuster, or something special. Because of this, I'm lowing my expectations for the weekend from $170 million to $160 million. The film has been debated and discussed, argued over, and analyzed in countless ways since its initial release. More... Its Tuesday the 15th and you know what that means? Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It's a near certainty that all three new releases won't make that much this year. It is currently roughly 10% ahead of Jurassic World’s two-day pace ($65.6 million), even though that film debuted in China, so if it can continue its hot streak, it will have the global opening weekend box office record ($524.42 million). The Hateful Eight was next with an average of $46,107 in 100 theaters. $3bn (£1.9bn): Industry analysts predict The Force Awakens will become the first movie to pass this mark. Avengers: Endgame ended its international tour opening in Russia with $7.8 million, which is the highest opening day in that market. Own your copy of Star Wars: The Force Awakens! It is the only real choice for the target film in this week's Box Office Prediction contest. There will be a part three of the franchise. Teasing details about her character, Nyong'o told Entertainment Weekly: "She was a pirate for a long time... She's lived over a thousand years. With Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson. If that figure is correct, it would actually surpass the $245 million budget of The Force Awakens, making Solo the most expensive Star Wars film of all-time. By merely existing, it invigorated the fandom. Even the high end will likely keep it out of the top ten.) Today, we are going to look at the records we think are the most likely to fall: the ones we think have a 90% chance or better of being broken by The Force Awakens. Star Wars: Episode VII likely to cost up to $200m, says Disney boss . It is too soon to tell how well it will do worldwide when compared to the other films in the franchise. Share. Almost half of the releases on this week's list are contenders for Pick of the Week, so it is really hard to narrow that list. That said, it still only cost $40 million and it looks like it will earn close to that much during its four-day weekend. Leading the way was Anomalisa with an average of $12,738 in 17 theaters. will land in second place with $11.4 million or so, which is a decent performance from 2,232 theaters, although quite a bit softer than The Ladykillers’ $12.6 million first outing from 1,583 theaters back in 2004, and well behind the kind of numbers posted by True Grit. That’s a lot records to keep track of. There are still not enough reviews for a Tomatometer Score and the buzz appears to be getting worse. This weekend last year, the total box office was $135 million. Movie ReView. This more than doubles the previous record of $24.61 million held by Sherlock Holmes. Firstly, the film’s word of mouth should be amazing as it is earning 95% positive reviews and an A Cinemascore. Anything above 85% positive reviews would be a major success. It's been a busy weekend for box office record watchers, as Star Wars: The Force Awakens destroyed the record book. Today, we list the eight records that Star Wars: The Force Awakens needs to break to be considered an unqualified success. More... We don't have the final Wednesday numbers, but it was announced that Star Wars: The Force Awakens has overtaken Avatar to become the All-Time Domestic Box Office Champ. This past weekend, the film opened in first place in China with $53.17 million, but that was only over two days. Nun ja, diesen Meilenstein hab ich hinter mir. Foster admitted during an interview with Midnight's Edge that he was asked to cut out this romance. The latest Star Wars novel finally explains why Lor San Tekka had maps of the galaxy in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.The sequel trilogy kicked off on the junkyard planet of Jakku, with Poe Dameron sent there to meet with a man named Lor San Tekka. The Revenant will be down 50% from last weekend’s MLK Holiday-inflated number to $16 million, but that will be enough to leapfrog over Ride Along 2 and into first place. Firstly, will Star Wars: The Force Awakens become the first film to earn $100 million three weekends in a row? One other note, 2015 became the first year the Walt Disney studio earned $5 billion worldwide in one calendar year. More... As expected, Star Wars: The Force Awakens dominated the weekend box office earning $90.24 million, breaking several records along the way. The Force Awakens will recoup that sum in days. Secondly, there were a large number of sellouts opening night, so in many places the Fanboys were forced to wait, because they couldn’t get tickets. More... Star Wars: The Force Awakens led the way on the theater average chart and broke the record for highest theater average for a wide release. It will be well above the current Record Second Weekend of $106.59 million by Jurassic World. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! ... Also, Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens in just over 48 hours. How to be Single had a very solid opening, while Zoolander 2 will need to become a hit on the home market in order to break even. Following on from the 1983 film, the Rebel Alliance and the Galactic Empire have become the resistance and the First Order. Ride Along 2 is the film with the best shot at first place, assuming its reviews don't kill it. Compare this performance with other movies…. Is it as good as its box office / Tomatometer Score? This means for Kung Fu Panda 3 the only real competition is from last year, when American Sniper earned $30.66 million. More... We have some early international numbers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and it is good news all around. On the other hand, the film had to settle for second place in South Korea behind local hit The Himalayas. Any romantic film should do well on Valentine's Day, even one earning mixed reviews. With Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson. 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