Star Wars: The Force Awakens Breaks Record For Highest 3-Day Gross At A Single Location

Han and Leia - Star Wars
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Pacific's Arclight Cinema is now home to the record for the highest three-day gross for any film at a single location.

To the surprise of nobody, it's Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

The film earned $370,597 on Friday (including Thursday night previews), $180,904 on Saturday, and $163,510 on Sunday, according to Rentrak (via Variety), totalling $715,010. The previous record holder had been The Dark Knight Rises, with $594,678 at the Empire 25.

Hollywood's Arclight Theater experienced technical problems during a screening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens over the weekend which, once resolved, caused a major plot point in the film to be spoiled for the audience.

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 hit theaters December 18, 2015, kicking off a new trilogy of Saga films as Episodes VIII and IX are already scheduled. The film garnered a record $247 million at the domestic box office and $529 million globally in its opening weekend.