Pre-sale tickets for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” are absolutely crushing IMAX ticket sale records. More than $6.5 million in IMAX ticket sales have been bought in fewer than 36 hours, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Before tickets for the newest Star Wars film went on sale for 390 different screens, there had never been an IMAX movie that sold more than $1 million in pre-sale tickets. The number will only continue to rise as most theaters are pre-selling tickets for the first four days of the film.
CEO of IMAX Entertainment Greg Foster is extremely pleased with how many tickets “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” has sold saying, “The only words to describe the first day of IMAX worldwide advance ticket sales for Star Wars: The Force Awakens are ‘record-shattering’. We’re seeing sell-outs across the board — from Hollywood to London, to Sparks, Nevada, and everywhere in between.”
Foster also seem very happy with the reception the newest trailer for the film received.
“The fan reaction to the latest trailer and demand for this film in IMAX is unprecedented and we couldn’t be more excited to be a part of this phenomenon and share it with our partners at Disney, Lucasfilm, J.J. Abrams and the entire filmmaking team,” he said. (RELATED: Watch The New Star Wars Trailer Here [VIDEO])
Ticket sales were so high when they opened Monday night that popular ticket sites like Fandango crashed.