Star Wars: The Force Awakens Breaks $100 Million In Advance Ticket Sales

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the first film ever to surpass $100 million in advance sale tickets prior to its opening weekend, THR reports.

That includes $50 million-$60 million in advance ticket sales for the film's opening weekend, also previously unheard-of.

That's likely to grow even more over the next 48 hours or so until the film actually opens officially. The previous record for advance ticket sales was The Dark Knight Rises with $25 million. THR's sources say Force Awakens sales could end up north of $120 million.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens, directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan & Abrams, features a cast including actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o, Gwendoline Christie, Crystal Clarke, Pip Andersen, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow. They will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters December 18, 2015, kicking off a new trilogy of Saga films as Episodes VIII and IX are already scheduled.