The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that presale tickets for Star Wars: The Force Awakens has already reached 6.5 Million.
Presales for the Disney and Lucasfilm project broke every IMAX record, generating more than $6.5 million in domestic ticket sales from moviegoers purchasing tickets to see the film which will open on approximately 390 IMAX screens in North America. By comparison, Imax has never previously registered more than $1 million in pre-sales on a single day. In most locations, Imax theaters were selling tickets for the first four days of the movie’s run, ensuring that many more seats are yet to become available.
Fandango has also reported that this is a new record for pre-sales. Greg Foster the senior executive vp and CEO for IMAX entertainment stated that:
“The only words to describe the first day of IMAX worldwide advance ticket sales for Star Wars: The Force Awakens are ‘record-shattering’ ,” and “We’re seeing sell-outs across the board – from Hollywood to London, to Sparks, Nevada, and everywhere in between.”