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Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (original title)
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Three decades after the Empire's defeat, a new threat arises in the militant First Order. Stormtrooper defector Finn and spare parts scavenger Rey are caught up in the Resistance's search for the missing Luke Skywalker.

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30 years after the defeat of Darth Vader and the Empire, Rey, a scavenger from the planet Jakku, finds a BB-8 droid that knows the whereabouts of the long lost Luke Skywalker. Rey, as well as a rogue stormtrooper and two smugglers, are thrown into the middle of a battle between the Resistance and the daunting legions of the First Order. Written by Noah White

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Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence | See all certifications »

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18 December 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens  »

Box Office

Budget:

$245,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£34,011,849 (UK) (20 December 2015)

Gross:

$936,662,225 (USA)
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

This movie set the following U.S. box-office records: -Highest Gross (nine hundred thirty-four million dollars). -Fastest to Become Highest-Grossing Film (twenty days). -Highest Thursday Preview Gross (fifty-seven million dollars). -Highest Opening Day Gross (one hundred nineteen million dollars). -Highest Opening Weekend Gross (two hundred forty-seven million dollars). -Highest Opening Weekend Per Theater Average (fifty-nine thousand dollars). -Widest December Opening (4,134 theaters). -Highest IMAX Opening Weekend Gross (thirty million dollars). -Highest Second Weekend Gross (one hundred forty-nine million dollars). -Highest Third Weekend Gross (ninety million dollars). -Fastest to one hundred million dollars (one day). -Fastest to one hundred fifty million dollars (two days). -Fastest to two hundred million dollars (three days). -Fastest to two hundred fifty million dollars (four days). -Fastest to three hundred million dollars (five days). -Fastest to three hundred fifty million dollars (six days). -Fastest to four hundred million dollars (eight days). -Fastest to four hundred fifty million dollars (nine days). -Fastest to five hundred million dollars (ten days). -Fastest to five hundred fifty million dollars (eleven days). -Fastest to six million million dollars (twelve days). -Fastest to six hundred fifty million dollars (fourteen days). -Fastest to seven hundred million dollars (sixteen days). -Fastest to seven hundred fifty million dollars (eighteen days). -Fastest to eight hundred million dollars (twenty-three days). -Fastest to eight hundred fifty million dollars (thirty-one days). -Fastest to nine hundred million dollars (fifty days). -Highest Three-Day Gross (two hundred forty-seven million dollars). -Highest Four-Day Gross (two hundred eighty-eight million dollars). -Highest Fiv-Day Gross (three hundred twenty-five million dollars). -Highest Six-Day Gross (three hundred sixty-three million dollars). -Highest Seven-Day Gross (three hundred ninety million dollars). -Highest Eight-Day Gross (four hundred forty million dollars). -Highest Nine-Day Gross (four hundred ninety-six million dollars). -Highest Ten-Day Gross (five hundred forty million dollars). -Highest Friday Gross (one hundred nineteen million dollars). -Highest Sunday Gross (sixty million dollars). -Highest Monday Gross (forty million dollars). -Highest Tuesday Gross (thirty-seven million dollars). -Highest Opening Week Gross (three hundred ninety million dollars). Additionally, it set the following worldwide records: -Highest Opening Weekend Gross (five hundred twenty-eight million dollars). -Highest IMAX Opening Weekend Gross (forty-eight million dollars). -Fastest to one billion dollars (twelve days). See more »

Goofs

After the TIE fighter crashes on Jakku, the closeups of Finn waking up and releasing himself from the seat strap while he's lying on the ground are flipped shots. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Lor San Tekka: This will begin to make things right. I've traveled too far and seen too much to ignore the despair in the galaxy. Without the Jedi, there can be no balance in the Force.
Poe Dameron: Well, because of you, now we have a chance. The General's been after this for a long time.
Lor San Tekka: Oh, the General? To me, she is royalty.
Poe Dameron: Well, she certainly is that.
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Crazy Credits

The stars that form the backdrop for the end credits are exactly the same stars as in the beginning of the movie. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 6 January 2016 (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

The Falcon
Written by John Williams
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Frequently Asked Questions

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Strange case of deja vu!
30 January 2016 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Unoriginal plot, characters, planets, space fighters, weapons, script ........ This movie makes the prequels look stunningly good.

You have already seen this movie before - in 1977! The original was enjoyable, this unfortunately is a predictable yawner. I actually fell asleep a various points because I knew that I wouldn't miss much.

It's tragic that this reboot has been wasted when both Rey and Finn pull off relatively good performances even if we have seen their characters before.

This is targeted at youth under 20. A re-introduction to Star Wars that will sadden and disappoint most die-hard fans.

If your over 20 years of age save your money and go see something else.

PS - Jurassic World suffers the same fate!


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