Just so we’re all on the same page. “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is now the record holder for biggest ever opening weekend at $240 million. That beats this year’s “Jurassic World.”
However, “Jurassic World” holds the title for total global weekend opener, beating “The Force Awakens” by about $7 million. The latter came in at $517 million. Someone in a foreign land didn’t hold up their part of the bargain.
So now “Star Wars” has been seen by at least 25 million people in the U.S. in one weekend. That’s saying an average movie ticket is $10. That includes IMAX and 3D, with major cities at higher prices.
That’s more than a third of the number of people– 65 million– who voted for Barack Obama in the 2012 Presidential election.
Think about that for a minute.