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Star Wars Starts Busting Records Around the World

December 17th, 2015

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

We have some early international numbers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and it is good news all around. The film managed $14.1 million in the 12 markets where it opened on Wednesday, including $5.2 million in France. This is the biggest non-holiday opening day in that market and the second-biggest opening day of all time, behind Spectre. It opened with $2 million in Italy, which is the biggest opening day in December there, doubling the previeous record set by The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.

Other million-dollar opening days include Sweden ($1.7 million) and Norway ($1.1 million). It set the biggest single day record in both markets, as well as in Belgium ($800,000), the Netherlands ($800,000), and Finland ($600,000). It also set a record in South Africa, grossing $300,000 on its first day there. See our full international tracking for The Force Awakens for further details.

The film debuts in another 32 markets on Thursday and we should have even more numbers for you on Friday.

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Filed under: International Box Office, Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens, Spectre, Star Wars