While a lot of fans have been hoping that Star Wars: The Force Awakens would top Avatar‘s box office record of $2.7 billion, the majority of analysts have claimed that like The Avengers and Jurassic World before it, the movie would fall short. Well, after a stellar opening weekend which has seen the film break record after record, it now looks like it may actually happen.
Paul Dergarabedian, Rentrak’s senior box office tracker, has even gone so far as to ask:
“Are we looking at the first $3 billion movie ever? I think we could be.”
Exhibitor Relations’s Jeff Bock offered some further insight into how well the movie could perform this weekend after demolishing Spider-Man 2‘s Monday record of $27 million by taking in over $40 million.
“I could certainly see it landing north of $200 million this weekend. This is all uncharted territory, but you look at what ‘Avatar’ and ‘Titanic’ did in their second weekends and you have think, why not? This was a unique situation with so many people wanting it to be better than the prequels, and it delivered, and these numbers were the result. I don’t see anything topping this, not even ‘VIII.”
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