'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Could Beat 'Jurassic World' for Biggest Opening Ever

by Raphael Chestang 5:54 PM PST, December 16, 2015
Playing 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Could Beat 'Jurassic World' for Biggest Opening Ever

The studio has pumped millions into the growing Star Wars franchise, but will their investment pay off?

Star Wars: The Force Awakens reportedly has already surpassed $100 million in advanced ticket sales, and some estimates have predicted it will pull in as much as $240 million at the domestic box office in its opening weekend. For comparison, the current record holder for largest opening weekend is Jurassic World, which made $208 million in its first three days.

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Those numbers are a far cry from the $6.8 million that the first Star Wars film reeled in for its 1977 debut.

If the reviews are any indicator for how the movie will perform, its chances look good. For every bad review that's been published there seems to be around 30 positive notices.

Also drowning out the negativity? The angelic voices of the cast who performed an a capella version of the movie's theme songs.

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Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Issac, Adam Driver, Gwendolyn Christie, Lupita Nyong'o, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford joined The Roots and Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday's Tonight Show for a truly epic performance.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens Friday.