Sunday night, during one of the world’s most watched sporting events, J.J. Abrams and Netflix thrilled fans all over the globe with a surprise drop of not just the highly anticipated trailer for THE CLOVERFIELD PARADOX, but the film itself – on Netflix now.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens has become the UK and Ireland’s biggest ever cinematic release. The film, which has only been on release for 22 days, has today overtaken Skyfall’s £103.2million in the UK and earlier this week became the second in history to reach £100million in the UK. Full Friday results to be confirmed.
The force continues to be strong for the UK and Ireland with record breaking takings over the weekend for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The film enjoyed not only the biggest opening day of all time but also the biggest 4 day opening weekend of all time.
Some films come with hype, some come with trepidation, and those rare few come with a mixture of the two. Star Wars started back in 1977 when George Lucas unexpectedly (to both he and the cast and crew) helmed what would become the first film of a juggernaut franchise. Star Wars changed the way movies are sold and how they can create a culture.
Star Trek Beyond is, of course, the film that JJ Abrams turned down the chance to direct, instead choosing to make Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Justin Lin instead stepped into the Trek director’s chair