Star Wars: The Force Awakens Box Office: Day One


What’s that noise? It’s the sound of records being broken worldwide by Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (read our review here). The results are now in for its Wednesday box office, when it released in 12 countries and guess what? It was number one in each.

Altogether it amassed $14.1 on its first day of release broken down as following:

  • France $5.2M
  • Italy $2.0M
  • Sweden $1.7M
  • Norway $1.1M
  • Denmark $1.0M
  • Belgium $0.8M
  • Netherlands $0.8M
  • Finland $0.6M
  • Other markets $0.9M

In terms of record-breaking, here are the facts that the Disney/Lucasfilm press machine has been merrily calculating:

  • Biggest Disney opening day of all-time in France, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, South Africa and Switzerland (French-speaking).Biggest single industry day of all-time in Norway and Sweden.
  • Biggest industry opening day of all-time in Belgium, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland (French-speaking).
  • Biggest opening day of 2015 in Belgium, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland (French-speaking).
  • All markets are the biggest Star Wars opening days ever.
  • France – #1 opening with biggest ever December, Disney and Star Wars opening day. More than double the opening day of Avengers and almost double the opening day of Jurassic World.
  • Italy – #1 opening with biggest ever December and Star Wars opening day. Almost double the opening day of The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies.
  • Several markets posted the biggest IMAX opening day of all-time.

And that, folks, is just the beginning. The figure we want to know is the record amounts of coffee consumed in UK offices the day after the first midnight screenings…


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