Here’s one more broken record we can add to Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ growing list of box office accomplishments: The Force Awakens has already sold more tickets on Fandango than any other film during its entire theatrical run. And as a reminder, it hasn’t even opened yet.
“We are obviously very encouraged by the record-breaking presales for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but there are literally millions of tickets available for this weekend, and exhibitors have a lot of flexibility in terms of capacity and increasing the number of shows based on demand,” said Dave Hollis, Walt Disney Pictures’ executive vice president for theatrical distribution.
The Force Awakens has already started breaking records overseas, where it’s opened in international markets like France, Belgium, and Sweden. And while official ticket numbers haven’t come in yet, The Force Awakens has reportedly sold more than $100 million in advance sales.
Preshows for The Force Awakens start on Thursday night. The film’s official opening day is Friday.