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'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Smashes Records with $57 Million for Thursday Night Previews

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Smashes Records with $57 Million for Thursday Night Previews

Star Wars: The Force Awakens has easily broken the record for biggest Thursday-night preview box office with a whopping $57 million.

The highly anticipated movie opened in theaters on Thursday night (December 17) at 7pm local time and it had hundreds of sold out shows around the country.

Also opening up on Thursday night was the new Tina Fey and Amy Poehler comedy Sisters, which generated $769,000 at 2,220 theaters, according to Variety.

The previous Thursday-night preview record holder was Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, which grossed $43.5 million in July 2011.

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