Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens was nominated the movie of the year in Romania in 2015, after registering ticket sales of more than EUR 2.5 million (more than RON 11.3 million) in Romanian cinemas and over 510,000 spectators.
In terms of revenues, Star Wars surpassed Fast and Furious 7, which made RON 11.2 million last year, while on the third place is situated the animation Minions with total revenues of RON 8.15 million. Next, Spectre gained RON 6.3 million and Fifty Shades of Grey – RON 5.7 million.
In Romania, the new Star Wars movie was screened on December 18, 2015, on the same time as the worldwide premiere. The Force Awakens has sold tickets of RON 4 million for their 175,000 spectators who went to the cinema in that weekend.
Star Wars The Force Awakens has set new records for the box office worldwide: in USA, it was the fastest film to gross USD 1 billion – 12 days, biggest worldwide opening weekend and single weekend gross – USD 529 million, highest-grossing film of all time, surpassing Avatar in USA, which reached the mark on January 6, 2016, taking 20 days to break the record. In comparison, Avatar took 318 days to reach its final gross, including the revenue it earned from a re-release in 2010, highest-grossing film released in IMAX format and 3D. On the other part of the Atlantic, the movie was highest-grossing film of all time in the U.K. and Ireland, surpassing Skyfall s previous record of GDP103.2 million, which reached the mark on January 8, 2016, taking 22 days to break the record. In comparison, Skyfall took 66 days to reach this goal. Also, in UK it had the widest release of all time – 670 theaters, while Spectre previously held the record by releasing across 647 theaters and on 2,500 screens.
Currently, the film is still screened in the cinemas.