'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' shines at box office in India

Updated: Dec 28, 2015, 11:54 IST | IANS

After breaking multiple records globally, Hollywood film 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' received good response in India, where it has minted Rs.4.58 crore till now

After breaking multiple records globally, Hollywood film 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' received good response in India, where it has minted Rs.4.58 crore till now.

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Directed by J.J. Abrams, 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens', which released in India on Friday, collected Rs.3.58 crore on its opening day. The film minted Rs.1 crore from paid previews, read a statement.

Released across 1,230 screens in India, according to trade analyst Taran Adarsh, 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens', the seventh episode of the 'Star Wars' series, features Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver and Daisy Ridley.

“#StarWars enjoys great buzz among the movie-going audience and its business should escalate over the weekend. Strong word of mouth,” Adarsh posted on Twitter.

The film released to an estimated $238 million in North America, 14 percent ahead of "Jurassic World", which debuted at $208.8 million this summer.

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' is only the third movie in history to open at over $200 million, besides its immediate rival 'Jurassic World' and 'The Avengers'.

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