'Star Wars’ Mania! ‘The Force Awakens’ Has Nearly $60 Million Opening Night
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” officially opens today, and it has already earned $57 million from Thursday-night previews!
The movie beat out “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2” for the most money earned on opening night. The "Harry Potter” flick garnered $43.5 million on a Thursday in 2011.
"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" also grabbed $72.7 million from the international box office, bringing its worldwide gross to $130 million after just two days in theaters.
It has been predicted that the movie will grab $220 million in its opening weekend, another record for the blockbuster franchise, which was launched in 1977.
The film's star have been traveling all over the world to promote it, and all the legwork has definitely paid off. “Extra's” Mario Lopez recently sat down with the cast to chat about the movie. Watch the interviews!