Published Dec 21, 2015Star Wars: The Force Awakens finally hit theatres this past weekend, and as expected, the film was a record-smashing success.
The latest film in the beloved franchise was released on December 18, and [as reported by CBC] is on course to bring in $17.1 million at Canadian theatres alone. That makes it the biggest opening weekend in Canadian history, beating out The Avengers, which brought in $15.6 million in 2012.
On a North American scale, the blockbuster movie is expected to earn $238 million U.S., setting yet another new opening weekend record. It surpasses the record for biggest opening weekend in North America, which was previously held by The Avengers in 2012, then ousted by this summer's Jurassic World.
"Canadians don't tend to rush out as much on opening weekend as their American counterparts, although this weekend did not prove that point," Walt Disney Studios Canada's vice-president of marketing, Greg Mason, told CBC .
As previously reported, the film features unexpected cameos from the likes of Bill Hader, Nigel Godrich and Simon Pegg.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is in theatres now. Watch the trailer below.