‘Alvin & The Chipmunks: The Road Chip’ took in $14.4 million and landed at #2, while the Tina Fey/Amy Pohler comedy ‘Sisters’ landed $13.4 million for a #3 finish. Got it? Good.
Here are the official numbers:
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Disney) – $238M
- Alvin & The Chipmunks: The Road Chip(20th Century Fox) – $14.4M
- Sisters (Universal) – $13.4M
- The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt. 2 (Lionsgate) – $5.65M
- Creed (Warner Brothers) – $5M
And then there was ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’, which landed the highest opening weekend ever, topping ‘Jurassic World”s $208.4M from earlier this year. That was only one of the major accomplishments that the seventh ‘Star Wars’ film managed to rack up. In addition, the film scored:
- Highest Thursday Preview – $57M
- Highest Single-Day Gross – over $100M for Friday
- First Film To Earn $100M In A Single Day
- First Film To Earn $200M In A Single Day
- The Fastest Film To Hit $100M
- The Fastest Film To Hit $200M
- The Biggest December Debut Ever
- Biggest Thursday IMAX Preview – $5.7M
- Biggest IMAX Single Day Gross – $14M (Friday)
- Biggest IMAX Weekend Ever $30.1M
- Highest Per Theater Average – $57,568 per theater
- Biggest opening weekend of all time in UK (4-day), Australia, Russia, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Austria, Poland (3-day), Denmark (5-day), Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Croatia, Ukraine, Iceland, Serbia, New Zealand.
- Second biggest opening weekend in France, Belgium, Israel, Chile.
- Biggest IMAX global debut of $48M.
Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn expressed:
“Our sole focus has been creating a film that delivers that one-of-a-kind Star Wars experience, and director J.J. Abrams, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy, and the Lucasfilm team have outdone themselves. To all of the fans around the world who not only came out in Force to make this such an exciting and astronomical debut but who treated this film as their own and helped preserve the experience for their fellow fans by not spoiling it – thank you, we do.”
The film has not yet opened in Greece, India and China.
So… can we start TALKING about it yet? Geez, if you haven’t seen it by now, you’re asking to be spoiled! So here’s what happened…
Next weekend is Christmas weekend so everyone will either be hitting the theater with their families or will be looking to escape those families as a bunch of options that range from potential awards-nominees to frivolous diversions arrive: ‘Joy’, ‘The Hateful Eight’, ‘Point Break’, ‘Daddy’s Home’, ‘The Revenant’ and ‘Concussion’ all arrive in some capacity. I hear Nanna’s really been jonesing to see ‘The Hateful Eight’.
Source: Comic Book Resources