Star Wars The Force Awakens trailer sets viewing records
“Have you felt it?”
That tremor in the Force is the Richter-level fan response to the latest trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. According toStarWars.com, the new trailer was viewed 128 million times in a single day, combining 112 million online plays with the approximate 16 million viewers who tuned into its debut on Monday Night Football.
“Incredibly — but not surprisingly — you set numerous records, including the biggest-ever 24 hours for advance sales in numerous countries,” StarWars.com announced. The post calls out several specific countries, including the more than 200,000 tickets sold in the U.K. and the reveal of the trailer in China at the Great Wall. It was previously reported that advance ticket sales for the film were eight times as large as the sales for the previous record holder, The Hunger Games.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens will open in theaters on Dec. 18. For more on the latest trailer, check out EW’s deep dive of the latest peek at the upcoming film.
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