Friday, April 12, 2024

“Star Wars” Flies Near $40 Mil Monday, Biggest Monday Box Office in History


In 2004, “Spider Man 2” made $27.6 million and set the record for Monday box office.

That record fell yesterday as “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” came close to $40 million and raised its domestic total to $285 million.

Needless to say. “Star Wars” will cross $300 million U.S. today, and then some, probably setting a Tuesday record as well.

Meantime, the “Star Wars” soundtrack by John Williams has risen to number 4 on iTunes, nipping at the heels of Adele and Justin Bieber. Will it overtake them?

The “Star Wars” phenom just rolls on and on…

Also P.S. Wondering about who will return for the 8th installment? I’m told Oscar Isaac, aka Poe Daemeron, is signed for at least that episode. He and Rey (who seems to be the daughter of Luke Skywalker) would be the likely main couple for the big finale. But who knows? Lots of speculation…

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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