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Force Awakens Has Sold More Tickets Than Any Other Movie In Fandango.com History

Fandango.com has announced that Star Wars: The Force Awakens has sold more tickets than any other movie in the company’s history (i.e. since 2000). And thats not just ticket pre-sales, but even besting the full theatrical run of previous top sellers.

The year’s most anticipated movie, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” doesn’t screen in movie theaters nationwide until tonight, but it has already broken Fandango’s record for the most tickets sold for any film during its entire theatrical run. Even more impressive, this ticketing record was achieved during the pre-release window.

“’The Force Awakens’ is a genuine cultural phenomenon,” says Fandango President Paul Yanover. “The extraordinary ticketing demand is truly unprecedented. It is Fandango’s top-selling movie of all time, even before it has even hit theater screens. It’s great to see that all fans can enjoy the ‘Star Wars’ experience, as our theater partners continue to add new screens and new showtimes every day.”

Fandango is working daily with all the nation’s exhibitors, including Regal Cinemas, AMC Theatres, Cinemark, Carmike and every major theater chain across the country, to continue to expand show time selection to meet the fan demand. As of today, Fandango’s new list of Top Five Ticket-Sellers of All Time is as follows:

1. “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” (2015)
2. “Jurassic World” (2015)
3. “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” (2013)
4. “Avengers: Age of Ultron” (2015)
5. “The Hunger Games” (2012)

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Abu Dhabi Recreated Starkiller Base As A Tourist Attraction

Since Abu Dhabi hosted a short portion of the film shoot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, they have created a tourist attraction which will feature sets and props from the film. The installation features a 100-meter-high recreation of Starkiller Base on the outside of Abu Dhabi’s landmark circular coin-shaped Aldar HQ building, which is the world’s first circular skyscraper.

You can watch a feature on the Abu Dhabi shoot above.

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