Star Wars: The Force Awakens expected to cross the $900 million mark at the domestic box office

BURBANK, Calif., 2016-Feb-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today, in its 50th day of release, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is expected to cross the $900 million mark at the domestic box office. It is the only film in history to reach this milestone.

In addition, on Saturday (53rd day of global release), Star Wars: The Force Awakens is expected to reach the $2 billion mark worldwide, becoming only the third film ever to do so and just the second to do it in original release. 

“This is a historic moment for Star Wars, for Lucasfilm, and for Disney, and all of us here are extremely gratified to be a part of this journey with fans around the world who have made Star Wars: The Force Awakens such an extraordinary success,” said Alan Horn, Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios. “The film’s achievements are truly astounding, and it’s our great honor to relaunch this cinematic galaxy not only for all the devoted decades-long fans but for a new generation who will keep the Star Wars legacy alive for many years to come.”

Through February 4, Star Wars: The Force Awakens has earned an estimated $899.1 million domestically and $1,095.6 million internationally for a global total of $1,994.7 million. Opening internationally December 16 and domestically December 18, Star Wars: The Force Awakens posted the all-time biggest global and domestic debuts with $528.9 million and $247.9 million respectively. Over the course of its eight-week run, it has set numerous other records, including:

— Biggest domestic preview gross ($57 million)

— Biggest opening day domestically ($119.1 million)

— Biggest domestic second weekend ($149.2 million)

— Biggest domestic third weekend ($90.2 million)

— Biggest opening week domestically ($390.8 million)

— Biggest opening weekend in 18 territories: U.K. (4-day), Australia, Russia, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Austria, Poland (3-day), Denmark (5-day), Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Croatia, Ukraine, Iceland, Serbia, New Zealand

— Fastest film to $1B globally (12 days)

— Biggest film of all time in the U.S. and the U.K.

Directed by J.J. Abrams, written by Lawrence Kasdan & J.J. Abrams and Michael Arndt, and produced by Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk, Star Wars: The Force Awakens was named one of AFI’s top ten films of 2015 and has received five Academy Award nominations, for film editing, visual effects, sound editing, sound mixing, and for series composer John Williams’ original score.

The Star Wars Saga continues December 15, 2017, in Star Wars: Episode VIII, picking up in the wake of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Later this year, Rogue One, a new adventure detailing events prior to Star Wars: A New Hope, takes flight on December 16, 2016.

SOURCE: Disney

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens expected to cross the $900 million mark at the domestic box office

Star Wars: The Force Awakens expected to cross the $900 million mark at the domestic box office

Star Wars: The Force Awakens surpassed the $760.5M lifetime gross of Avatar in a record-shattering 20 days of release

BURBANK, Calif., 2016-1-8 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) will discuss fiscal first quarter 2016 finaThis afternoon, with early box office results in, Star Wars: The Force Awakens became the highest grossing film of all time in the domestic market, surpassing the $760.5M lifetime gross of Avatar in a record-shattering 20 days of release. In addition, the film crossed the $800M mark at the international box office today.

Through Jan. 5, the film had grossed $758.2M domestically and $799.1M for a global total of $1,557.3M since its Dec. 16 global debut.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens debuted in the US and Canada on Dec. 18, its first two weeks pushing the domestic annual industry box office to an all-time high of $11B. It has set numerous individual records including:

· Fastest film to reach $100M (21 hours), $200M (3 days), $300M (5 days), $400M (8 days), $500M (10 days), $600M (12 days), and $700M (16 days)

· Biggest all-time debut and biggest December debut ($247.966M), propelling the industry to the biggest overall moviegoing weekend of all time ($313.3M for all films, Dec. 18-20)

· Biggest second weekend of all time ($149.2M), propelling the industry to the biggest overall Christmas weekend of all time ($296.4M for all films, Dec. 25-27)

· Biggest third weekend of all time ($90.2M)

· Biggest Thursday preview gross ($57M)

· Biggest Friday, opening, and single day ($119.1M)

· Biggest Sunday ($60.55M), Monday ($40.1M), and Tuesday ($37.3M)

· Biggest Christmas Day ($49.3M) and New Year’s Day ($34.39M)

· Highest per-theater average for a wide debut ($59,982)

· Biggest opening week ($390.85M)

· Biggest IMAX debut ($30.1M)

Globally, the film posted the highest global opening weekend of all time ($528.967M) and surpassed $1B in a record 12 days. It also had the biggest global IMAX debut ($48M) and surpassed $152M in IMAX in a record 19 days. It was the highest international debut in December history with $281M, and it remains #1 in many territories after posting the biggest opening weekend in at least 18 major markets.

Named one of AFI’s top 10 films of 2015, Star Wars: The Force Awakens now heads into its fourth weekend of global release ahead of a debut in its final international market, China, on Jan. 9.

SOURCE: Disney

The Walt Disney Company: “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” became the fastest film to cross the billion-dollar mark

GLENDALE, Calif., 2015-12-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Star Wars: The Force Awakens continues to set new box office records—yesterday it became the fastest film to cross the billion-dollar mark, doing so in just 12 days of global release. It’s the latest of many industry records set by the film, which has posted $540.1 million domestically in 10 days and $550.3 million internationally in 12 days (excluding the film’s final international market, China, where it will open January 9) for a worldwide total of $1,090.4 million.

This past weekend the film earned $149.2 million domestically to set the record for the biggest second weekend of all time, driving The Walt Disney Studios’ 2015 domestic box office over $2.1 billion dollars, the highest in its history and the first time the studio has reached the $2 billion threshold domestically. Through 10 days of release, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is already the No. 2 movie of 2015 to date and the No. 5 movie of all time at the domestic box office. In addition, the film posted the biggest domestic and biggest December debut of all time ($247.9 million); biggest Thursday preview gross ($57 million); biggest Friday, opening, and single day ($119.1 million); biggest Sunday ($60.5 million), Monday ($40.1 million), Tuesday ($37.3 million), and Christmas Day ($49.3 million); highest per-theater average for a wide debut ($59,982); biggest IMAX debut ($30 million); and is the fastest film to reach $100M (1 day), $200M (2 days), $300M (5 days), $400M (8 days), and $500M (10 days).

Star Wars: The Force Awakens continues to delight audiences around the globe where it has set several records including biggest worldwide debut ($529 million); biggest IMAX global debut ($48 million) and fastest film to cross $100M globally in IMAX; and biggest opening weekend in U.K. (4-day), Australia, Russia, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Austria, Poland (3-day), Denmark (5-day), Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Croatia, Ukraine, Iceland, Serbia, New Zealand.

SOURCE: Disney

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The Walt Disney Company: "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" became the fastest film to cross the billion-dollar mark

The Walt Disney Company: “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” became the fastest film to cross the billion-dollar mark

Baskin-Robbins introduces two new ice cream cakes to celebrate the upcoming release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens

  • New Star Wars: Darth Vader Cake and Star Wars: The Force Awakens Cake
  • Are Now Available To Order In-Store and Online

CANTON, Mass., 2015-12-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Baskin-Robbins, the world’s largest chain of ice cream specialty shops, is offering Star Wars lovers nationwide two new ice cream cakes for a limited time throughout December to celebrate the upcoming release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Baskin-Robbins’ new Star Wars: Darth Vader Cake is a classic sheet cake with blue icing, red, black and grey trim which features a collectible Darth Vader helmet decoration that makes the iconic movie villain’s infamous breathing sound. The new Star Wars: The Force Awakens Cake is a classic sheet cake decorated with orange icing with black, grey and white trim which features a collectible BB8 decoration that turns from left to right locking into its base while its head spins, making for action packed fun after the party. The cake also features a raised backdrop with Kylo Ren, Captain Phasma, Rey, Finn and Poe Dameron.

Both ice cream cakes can be customized with a guest’s favorite Baskin-Robbins ice cream flavor, including favorites like Pralines ‘n Cream, Gold Medal Ribbon®, Mint Chocolate Chip, Jamoca® Almond Fudge and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. The cakes can be ordered either in-store or online at http://www.baskinrobbins.com/onlineordering, and are available for pick-up within 24 hours of ordering.

“We’re excited to share our new Star Wars: Darth Vader Cake and Star Wars: The Force Awakens Cake with our guests to help celebrate the newest Star Wars film release,” said Carol Austin, Vice President of Marketing for Baskin-Robbins. “We hope ice cream lovers enjoy these two new cakes with their friends and family as they celebrate this month.”

For more information about Baskin-Robbins’ wide variety of ice cream flavors and frozen desserts, visit www.BaskinRobbins.com or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/BaskinRobbins), Twitter (www.twitter.com/BaskinRobbins) or Instagram (www.instagram.com/BaskinRobbins).

About Baskin-Robbins
Named the top ice cream and frozen dessert franchise in the United States by Entrepreneur magazine’s 36th annual Franchise 500(r) ranking in 2014, Baskin-Robbins is the world’s largest chain of ice cream specialty shops. Baskin-Robbins creates and markets innovative, premium hard scoop ice cream and soft serve, custom ice cream cakes and a full range of beverages, providing quality and value to consumers at more than 7,600 retail shops in nearly 50 countries. Baskin-Robbins was founded in 1945 by two ice cream enthusiasts whose passion led to the creation of more than 1,300 ice cream flavors and a wide variety of delicious treats. Headquartered in Canton, Mass., Baskin-Robbins is part of the Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies. For further information, visit www.BaskinRobbins.com.

CONTACT INFORMATION

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Phone: 781-737-5200

 

SOURCE: Baskin-Robbins

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Baskin-Robbins introduces two new ice cream cakes to celebrate the upcoming release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Baskin-Robbins introduces two new ice cream cakes to celebrate the upcoming release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Huge variety of licensed Star Wars merchandise available at walmart on September 4

Bentonville, Ark., 2015-7-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — “Walmart is counting down to ‘Force Friday’ on September 4, where customers, fans and collectors from across the galaxy can come to Walmart to be among the first to get their hands on an all new assortment of Star Wars merchandise. Starting at 12:01 a.m. on September 4, our customers will find a huge variety of licensed Star Wars products all across our store.

“Jedi Knights, rebels and stormtroopers attending San Diego International Comic Con this week can stop by the Topps booth (Booth #2913) and get a first look at a new Star Wars collectible initiative that is only available at Walmart. Additionally, Walmart fans can log on to Walmart.com right now to pre-order the video games Star Wars Battlefront and Disney Infinity 3.0 Star Wars.

“We plan to host midnight events at its stores across the country on September 4 and our customers are going to be amazed at the astronomical amount of Star Wars merchandise available, including items that they’ll only be able to find on our shelves and at Walmart.com.

“As excitement builds as we get closer to September 4, we’ll have more details to share about our store events. And we’re not stopping after September 4; fans can count on the Force to be strong at Walmart through the theatrical release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens on December 18, 2015.”

–       Andy Barron, executive vice president of General Merchandise at Walmart U.S.

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