Newest ‘Star Wars’ installment surpasses $100M in advanced ticket sales

Holiday advance-ticket sales for J.J. Abrams’ version of Star Wars, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” has topped an unprecedented $100 million in North America, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter.

$50 million-$60 million of that total is slated for the opening weekend alone. Abrams and co. held their world premiere Monday night in Los Angeles, with Thursday night scheduled for its theatrical release.

Disney has not commented on the advanced ticket sales, but insiders have said that seats still remain for opening weekend.

The previous record-holder for advance ticket sales was The Dark Knight Rises in 2012 with $25 million. Sources say Force Awakens sales could even be north of $120 million.

Tracking services suggest Force Awakens will debut in the $180 million-$220 million range in North America.

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