Published On: Wed, Oct 21st, 2015

Star Wars fans snapped up tickets



British impending movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens is going to boost up the cinema. The fans of American epic space opera film which is directed by J. J. Abrams has snapped up tens of thousands of tickets. The fans in the United States have booked the seats in advance since hours before advance booking was opened.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens which is also known as Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens is considered as it will be blockbuster since the British movie theatre chains have reported about record business because of advance tickets.  The Force Awakens is created by Lucasfilm and Abrams’ Bad Robot Production but will be disseminated worldwide by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. Although Disney is keeping in custody the plot of Star Wars: The Force Awakens underneath censorship until the December 18 release. It is estimated that the movie will rake in about $2 billion globally.

British cinema chain Odeon stated that “It’s been our busiest day ever for online bookings in the UK,” he further acknowledged that some customers have been through delay booking.

It had sold 10,000 tickets within the first 90 minutes stated by British chain Vue Entertainment. Some customers have faced online issues in purchasing.

Rentrak’s leading media analyst Paul Dergarabedian stated that the picture, which fetch back actors Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher who starred in the original 1977 film, is expected to gross about $100 million in North America alone on its opening weekend. He revealed that the movie could produce over $2 billion globally, conveying it in the league of the world’s two biggest-grossing movies, Avatar and Titanic. Dergarabedian further stated that “This is maybe the most anticipated movie of the last 10 years”.

Filmmaker George Lucas has made The Star Wars series which has earned more than $4.4 billion worldwide since 1977 with six films. The Force Awakens is the initial out of three new Star Wars movies which is directed by J.J. Abrams and produced by Disney from the time when it acquired the authorization from Lucasfilm in 2012 for $4.05 billion. Enthusiasts have glimpsed two teasers: an 88-second trailer prior tracked by a 2-minute trailer which demonstrated a new cast of characters led by novices Daisy Ridley and John Boyega.


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Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.