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Disney downplaying opening numbers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Disney is downplaying the predictions on box office numbers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, with some expecting $300 million for the domestic opening
By: Anthony Garreffa | Business, Financial & Legal News | Posted: Nov 25, 2015 12:17 pm

While $50 million in pre-sale tickets have been sold for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Disney is downplaying some of the estimates of the domestic opening of the movie - with some estimates seeing the movie hitting $300 million.

 

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Disney is predicting around $170 million for the opening weekend, with other estimates having it open to somewhere between $185 million and $210 million. The biggest December opener in the United States until now is The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, which pulled in $85 million, less than half of the lower estimates for The Force Awakens.

 

But, The Force Awakens is now going to be fighting huge openings like Jurassic World, which stomped away with $208.8 million.

NEWS SOURCES:Slashfilm.com

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