Star Wars blasts to new opening day record of $125 million

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CHICAGO – Star Wars is shattering box office records, with ticket sales that are out of this world.

“Star Wars:  The Force Awakens” made $57 million in preview night sales alone.  That’s more in one night than many hit movies make in an entire weekend.  The film set an opening day record of $125 million.

Fans in Chicago loved it.

“I didn’t stop smiling.  I loved it.  I thought the special effects were amazing,” said one fan.

Star Wars is expected to break the record for the largest opening weekend of all time which was just set this past summer by “Jurassic World”.

Sales are expected to reach between $251 million and $255 million this weekend.