Star Wars: The Force Awakens Does $57 Million On Thursday Night

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Ph: Film Frame ©Lucasfilm 2015

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘ dominance at the box office has begun, and it’s just as impressive as analysts predicted. After smashing records all over Europe earlier this week, the film debuted in North America last night, pulling in a whopping $57 million. To put that number into perspective, previous record holder Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 only took in $43.5 million on its Thursday opening.

With pre-sale records already broken, it’s expected that The Force Awakens will do well over $200 million this weekend, before it goes on to become one of, if not the, highest grossing film of all-time.  Star Wars fever is very clearly sweeping the globe, and with J.J. Abrams’ massive sequel only just beginning to hit general release, we can hardly wait to see how it ends up performing.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is now playing in theatres everywhere. If you haven’t seen it yet, check out our glowing review to see what all the fuss is about.