Star Wars fans both old and new were patiently awaiting the newest movie in the long running franchise, for the last few months. Secrets were kept close to the vest and not many people knew just what the film would be about. That all did not seem to matter as the movie has broke several box office records over the last twelve days that is has been out. These records are both domestic and international, giving you a sense of just how popular this franchise really is. It seems that nothing will be stopping this movie any time soon.
Globally, the franchise has already racked in over one billion dollars, and consequentially, it has become the number one movie to make that much in such a short amount of time. It has easily shattered the Christmas Day record that was set by Sherlock Holmes, in 2009 of making $49.3 million in just one day, which was double what Holmes made. With that, it also has beat out The Dark Knight, and become the fifth biggest domestic movie in history. It has also beaten the summer’s block buster hit, Jurassic Park, with racking more money in a shorter amount of time.
The success of the movie will not be slowing down anytime soon. There are many places around the world where the movie has not even officially opened in theaters yet, giving it plenty of time to bring in more international ticket sales than it already has. Places like China won’t see the movie until after the New Year. The international sales have gone through the roof though, and these countries saw record breaking sales for the newest movie alone; United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Austria, Poland, Denmark, Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Croatia, Ukraine, Iceland, Serbia, and New Zealand.
Fans of the franchise are praising the movie which is great news for everyone. If a fantasy world can stay on top for so many years, they are bound to keep making movies and breaking records. What the world and the fandom can do now is continue to watch the success of the characters and the movie itself keep breaking records and setting new and higher goals for those movies to come in the future. It is something that will bring a lot of new fans to the franchise and keep those who have loved it for their lifetimes, happy for many years to come.