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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Conquers Records!

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Before Star Wars: The Force Awakens premiered, I bet a friend it would reach half-a-billion dollars by New Years. He didn’t think it would. We were both wrong.

Globally, Episode VII passed the half-billion mark today and may well pass its first billion by New Years.

How does this happen? Well, Rotten Tomatoes has it ranked 95% Fresh; Metacritic sits at 81 (Universal Acclaim) and fans scoring it at IMDb give it 8.8/10 – plus Cinemascore has it as an A.

If you’re interested in numbers, there are a bunch of them following the jump – including biggest IMAX Thursday night and best IMAX global debut; biggest opening ever in 19 countries (excluding China, where it opens on January 9th), and biggest Thursday preview gross.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Echoes of Greatness!

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My first published movie review was for Star Wars – long before it became Episode Four: A New Hope. That opening shot of the rebel fighter being pursued by the Empire dreadnought hooked me like new movie before – or since.

After the sheer awfulness of the second trilogy (Episodes I, II, and III), I had given up hope of there being another Star Wars movie to get it right – until this morning.

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The Demand Is Strong With This One: Canadian Chain Expands Star Wars: The Force Awakens By 50%!

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Cineplex Entertainment has announced that – due to overwhelming public demand through advance ticket sales – it has increased screens available for Star Wars: The Force Awakens by 50% and added a third block of tickets amounting to 160 additional showtimes at 115 theaters across Canada.

Details follow the break.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Legacy Featurette Unveiled at Brazilian Comic Con!

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Attendees at this year’s Comic Con Experience in Brazil were the first to see a new behind the scenes featurette in which cast and creatives discussed the Star Wars Legacy.

Check it out after the jump. Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens on December 18th.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Art Exhibit To Benefit UNICEF!

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From November 13-15, Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles hosted a Star Wars art exhibit featuring top professional and emerging contemporary artists.

Now, the featured art pieces are being auctioned off to raise money and awareness for UNICEF. Follow the jump for details – and a look at a few of the pieces available.

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Introductions Trailer: Star Wars: The Force Awakens!

Star Wars: The Force Awakens..Ph: Film Frame..©Lucasfilm 2015
Star Wars: The Force Awakens ©Lucasfilm 2015

The second TV spot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens aired last night – sixty seconds of old and new footage that features, among other things, the moment when Finn and Rey actually meet for the first time. Also, Han Solo gives Rey a piece of advice.

Check it out after the jump. Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens on December 18th.

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Intriguing Teaser: Star Wars: The Force Awakens!

Star Wars: The Force Awakens..Ph: Film Frame..©Lucasfilm 2015
Star Wars: The Force Awakens..Ph: Film Frame..©Lucasfilm 2015

The new Star Wars: The Force Awakens TV spot features mostly new footage with a very intriguing voiceover about seeing old eyes in new faces.

To enter a whole new world of speculation on what it all means for the Star Wars universe, follow the jump and check it out.

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