Spain’s best-ever first-day bar was set at €3.2 million ($3.5 million), notched up by “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2” in 2012.
But not all cinemas had reported Friday figures by early evening Saturday in Spain. So “The Force” will end up just below or above “Breaking Dawn’s” record first-day take.
More to the point, exhibitors were revising longer-term B.O. predictions – opening weekend, final cume –upwards, given “Star Wars’” above-expectation reception by and beyond its core fan-base in Spain.
“With these results, ‘The Force’ should break opening weekend records in Spain,” said Eva Rekettyei, programming manager at Yelmo Cines, one of Spain’s biggest exhibition circuits,