Now, we cannot write a review of the new Star Wars film because like everyone else, we are just sitting here happily waiting for the time when we might be able to sneak through movie theater doors and into this show. We cannot write a review of the piece, we would be remiss if we did not mention the galactic, Earth-shattering event that is the opening of the new Star Wars movies. Star Wars: The Force Awakens is what could be argued to be the cinematic event of the decade. If nothing else, it will be the entertainment event of the year.
When we speak about entertainment event of the year, what we mean is, 2015 has been a huge year for media already. Jurassic World broke box office records this year by bringing in more money than ever before. Then Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 broke their records for the largest entertainment opening weekend by selling upwards of $500 million in one weekend. Where these are exciting, the most exciting piece is the fact that Star Wars has already broke records before even opening. When movie theater sites such as Cinemark and Fandango offered up tickets for sale, the end results were astounding. Sites crashed, and tickets sold faster than ever.
By the time the dust settled, Star Wars had almost sold eight times more than any movie in recent history. In just one day, the film already sold out across 390 theaters raking in a whopping total of $6.5 million. Now with some movies making billions in their run, see Jurassic World or the Avengers movies, but at the end of the day, these films have not generated the hype Star Wars has. In just a month’s time, a few weeks actually, the movie is going to open in theaters. Until then, we won’t necessarily be able to write about what could be the biggest movie of the year. Regardless, we can tell you this.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is going to be a big deal. We are sure everyone is going to have an opinion of it. Some will love it, and others will likely tear it to pieces. Where the opinion on Star Wars cannot yet be drawn, missing this movie is something no one wants to do.