‘Star Wars’ Takes In $14.1 Million Abroad


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Harrison Ford in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

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“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” took in $14.1 million in 12 foreign markets where it rolled out on Wednesday, an opening day that was very strong but did not set many major records, perhaps because of the midweek arrival.

Walt Disney Studios said on Thursday that “The Force Awakens” was No. 1 in all the markets, which included France, Italy, Sweden and Norway. With about $5.2 million in ticket sales, France collected the most, with Italy (about $2 million) in second place.

Disney said that ticket sales for “The Force Awakens” in Sweden (about $1.7 million) and Norway ($1.1 million) broke single-day records; the opening-day result for France and several other countries marked a new high for a Disney-released film. Disney noted that the French result was double the first-day total taken in by “Jurassic World.”

“The Force Awakens” continues rolling out internationally with another 32 significant international markets opening on Thursday, including Germany, Britain, Russia, Australia, South Korea, Argentina, Brazil and Mexico. The movie begins playing select theaters in North America on Thursday night ahead of a wide opening on Friday.



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