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OFFICIAL NEWS A Lasting Record Of TFA's Financial Performance.

Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' started by Pomojema, Dec 14, 2015.

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    Hello, Cantina Patrons. As you all know, SWTFA has more tickets pre-ordered for it than any previous record holder, amassing over $54 million in sales a month before the film's release. Obviously, that number has probably spiked up since then with the logical progression of time (since a month has passed since then), but that statistic gives us a clear vision of the future. That vision is that this movie is going to make a shitload of money, and I figured that I might as well try and keep track of how much money that's going to be.

    To this end, I will be using information from BoxOfficeMojo to provide daily updates on the film's financial performance both in the United States Of America and abroad. BOM should provide good statistics on domestic performance per day, but the way that they update international grosses don't provide the same kinds of updates (that is to say, you can see the cumulative performance in a specific region, but not a week-by-week recap).

    • December 16
      • The movie rakes in $14.1 million in 16 regions on its first day of release.
    • December 17
      • The movie's international total rises to $72.7 million in the 16 aforementioned regions and 41 new regions on its second day of release.
      • In the United States, the movie makes $57 million through early screenings.
      • Worldwide total: $129.7 million.
    • December 18
      • The movie makes an additional (estimated) $63.5 million in the United States, bringing its one-day total to $120.5 million.
      • The movie made $129.5 million outside of the United States by opening in 17 new regions and staying strong in the 57 regions the film was already released in.
      • Worldwide total (estimated): $250.2 million.
      • The domestic total for the Thursday/Friday performance is later rounded down to $119.1 million.
      • Worldwide total (actual): $248.8 million.
    • December 19
      • Domestically, the film pulls in another (estimated) $68.7 million, bringing the total to $189.2 million.
      • Worldwide total (estimated): $318.9 million.
      • The domestic total is later rounded down to $68.3 million, bringing the total to $187.4 million.
      • Worldwide total (actual): $316.9 million.
    • December 20
      • The film brings in an additional (estimated) $48.8 million in the United States, bringing the total to an estimated $238 million.
      • Overseas, the movie has made $279 million and still has yet to be released in 3 major markets.
      • Worldwide total (estimated): $517 million.
      • The domestic total is later rounded up to $60.6 million, bringing the overall total to $248 million; the international total is rounded up to $281 million.
      • Worldwide total (actual): $529 million.
    • December 21
      • Domestic gains: $40.1 million. Domestic total: $288.1 million.
      • International gains: $41.7 million. International total: $322.7 million.
      • Worldwide total: $610.8 million.
    • December 22
      • Domestic gains: $37.3 million. Domestic total: $325.4 million.
      • International gains: $41.3 million. International total: $364 million.
      • Worldwide total: $689.4 million.
    • December 23
      • Domestic gains: $38.1 million. Domestic total: $363.5 million.
      • International gains: $38.4 million. International total: $402.4 million.
      • Worldwide total: $765.9 million.
    • December 24
      • Domestic gains (estimated): $27.6 million. Domestic total (estimated): $391.1 million.
      • The film officially opens in Greece. International gains: $20 million. International total: $422.4 million.
      • Worldwide total (estimated): $813.5 million.
      • Domestic gains (actual): $27.3 million. Domestic total (actual): $390.8 million.
      • Worldwide total (actual): $813.2 million.
    • December 25
      • Domestic gains (estimated): $49.3 million. Domestic total (estimated): $440.4 million.
      • The film officially opens in India. International gains: $27.5 million. International total: $449.9 million.
      • Worldwide total (estimated): $890.3 million.
      • Domestic gains (actual): $49.3 million. Domestic total (actual): $440.1 million.
      • Worldwide total (actual): $890 million.
    • December 26
      • Domestic gains (estimated): $56.6 million. Domestic total (estimated): $497 million.
      • Worldwide total (estimated): $946.9 million.
      • Domestic gains (actual): $56.7 million. Domestic total (actual): $496.8 million.
      • Worldwide total (actual): $946.7 million.
    • December 27
      • Domestic gains (estimated): $47.6 million. Domestic total (estimated): $544.6 million.
      • International gains (estimated): $96.1 million. International total (estimated): $546 million.
      • Worldwide total (estimated): $1091 million.
      • Domestic gains (actual): $43.2 million. Domestic total (actual): $540 million.
      • International gains (actual): $100.4 million. International total (actual): $550.3 million.
      • Worldwide total (actual): $1090.2 million.
    • December 28
      • Domestic gains: $31.4 million. Domestic total: $571.4 million.
      • International gains: $39.4 million. International total: $589.7 million.
      • Worldwide total: $1161.1 million.
    • December 29
      • Domestic gains: $29.5 million. Domestic total: $600.9 million.
      • International gains: $37.7 million. International total: $627.4 million.
      • Worldwide total: $1228.3 million.
    • December 30
      • Domestic gains: $28.1 million. Domestic total: $629 million.
      • International gains: $36.7 million. International total: $664.1 million.
      • Worldwide total: $1293.1 million.
    • December 31
      • Domestic gains (estimated): $23 million. Domestic total (estimated): $652 million.
      • International gains: $15.1 million. International total: $679.2 million.
      • Worldwide total (estimated): $1331.2 million.
      • Domestic gains (actual): $23 million. Domestic total (actual): $652 million.
      • Worldwide total (actual): $1331.2 million.
    • January 1
      • Domestic gains (estimated): $34.5 million. Domestic total (estimated): $686.5 million.
      • International gains: $25 million. International total: $704.2 million.
      • Worldwide total (estimated): $1390.7 million.
      • Domestic gains (actual): $34.4 million. Domestic total (actual): $686.4 million.
      • Worldwide total (actual): $1390.6 million.
    • January 2
      • Domestic gains (estimated): $34.4 million. Domestic total (estimated): $720.9 million.
      • Worldwide total (estimated): $1425.1 million.
      • Domestic gains (actual): $34.3 million. Domestic total (actual): $720.7 million.
      • Worldwide total (actual): $1424.9 million.
    • January 3
      • Domestic gains (estimated): $19.4 million. Domestic total (estimated): $740.3 million.
      • International gains: $66.3 million. International total: $770.5 million.
      • Worldwide total (estimated): $1510.8 million.
      • Domestic gains (actual): $21.5 million. Domestic total (actual): $742.2 million.
      • Worldwide total (actual): $1512.7 million.
    • January 4
      • Domestic gains: $8 million. Domestic total: $750.2 million.
      • International gains: $15.6 million. International total: $786.1 million.
      • Worldwide total: $1536.3 million.
    • January 5
      • Domestic gains: $8 million. Domestic total: $758.2 million.
      • International gains: $13 million. International total: $799.1 million.
      • Worldwide total: $1557.3 million.
    • January 6
      • Domestic gains: $6.2 million. Domestic total: $764.4 million.
      • International gains: $13.1 million. International total: $812.2 million.
      • Worldwide total: $1576.6 million.
    • January 7
      • Domestic gains: $6 million. Domestic total: $770.4 million.
      • International gains: $9.1 million. International total: $821.3 million.
      • Worldwide total: $1591.7 million.
    • January 8
      • Domestic gains (estimated): $10.8 million. Domestic total (estimated): $781.2 million.
      • Worldwide total (estimated): $1602.5 million.
      • Domestic gains (actual): $10.7 million. Domestic total (actual): $781.1 million.
      • Worldwide total (actual): $1602.4 million.
    • January 9
      • Domestic gains (estimated): $19.2 million. Domestic total (estimated): $800.4 million.
      • The film opens in China. Worldwide total (estimated): $1621.7 million.
      • Domestic gains (actual): $19.2 million. Domestic total (actual): $800.3 million.
      • Worldwide total (actual): $1621.6 million.
    • January 10
      • Domestic gains (estimated): $11.6 million. Domestic total (estimated): $812 million.
      • International gains (estimated): $100.1 million. International total (estimated): $921.4 million.
      • Worldwide total (estimated): $1733.4 million.
      • Domestic gains (actual): $12.4 million. Domestic total (actual): $812.7 million.
      • International gains (actual): $99.8 million. International total (actual): $921.1 million.
      • Worldwide total (actual): $1733.8 million.
    • January 11
      • Domestic gains: $3.1 million. Domestic total: $815.8 million.
      • International gains: $14.3 million. International total: $935.4 million.
      • Worldwide total: $1751.2 million.
    • January 12
      • Domestic gains: $3.9 million. Domestic total: $819.7 million.
      • International gains: $11.5 million. International total: $946.9 million.
      • Worldwide total: $1766.6 million.
    • January 13
      • Domestic gains: $3.1 million. Domestic total: $822.8 million.
      • International gains: $11 million. International total: $957.9 million.
      • Worldwide total: $1780.7 million.
    • January 14
      • Domestic gains: $3.1 million. Domestic total: $825.9 million.
      • International gains: $8.8 million. International total: $966.7 million.
      • Worldwide total: $1792.6 million.
    • January 15
      • Domestic gains (estimated): $6.3 million. Domestic total (estimated): $832.2 million.
      • Worldwide total (estimated): $1798.9 million.
      • Domestic gains (actual): $6.3 million. Domestic total (actual): $832.2 million.
      • Worldwide total (actual): $1798.9 million.
    • January 16
      • Domestic gains (estimated): $11.1 million. Domestic total (estimated): $843.3 million.
      • Worldwide total (estimated): $1810 million.
      • Domestic gains (actual): $11.1 million. Domestic total (actual): $843.3 million.
      • Worldwide total (actual): $1810 million.
    • January 17
      • Domestic gains (estimated): $9 million. Domestic total (estimated): $852.3 million.
      • International gains: $45.9 million. International total: $1012.6 million.
      • Worldwide total (estimated): $1864.9 million.
      • Domestic gains (actual): $9 million. Domestic total (actual): $852.3 million.
      • Worldwide total (actual): $1864.9 million.
    • January 18
      • Domestic gains (estimated): $6.2 million. Domestic total (estimated): $858.5 million.
      • Worldwide total (estimated): $1871.1 million.
      • Domestic gains (actual): $6.7 million. Domestic total (actual): $859 million.
      • Worldwide total (actual): $1871.6 million.
    • January 19
      • Domestic gains: $2.3 million. Domestic total: $861.3 million.
      • International gains: $12.8 million. International total: $1025.4 million.
      • Worldwide total: $1886.7 million.
    • January 20
      • Domestic gains: $1.8 million. Domestic total: $863.1 million.
      • Worldwide total: $1888.5 million.
    • January 21
      • Domestic gains: $1.9 million. Domestic total: $865 million.
      • Worldwide total: $1890.4 million.
    • January 22
      • Domestic gains (estimated): $3.6 million. Domestic total (estimated): $868.6 million.
      • Worldwide total (estimated): $1894 million.
      • Domestic gains (actual): $3.5 million. Domestic total (actual): $868.5 million.
      • Worldwide total (actual): $1893.9 million.
    • January 23
      • Domestic gains (estimated): $6.7 million. Domestic total (estimated): $875.3 million.
      • Worldwide total (estimated): $1900.7 million.
      • Domestic gains (actual): $6.8 million. Domestic total (actual): $875.3 million.
      • Worldwide total (actual): $1900.7 million.
    • January 24
      • Domestic gains (estimated): $4 million. Domestic total (estimated): $879.3 million.
      • International gains: $35.3 million. International total: $1060.7 million.
      • Worldwide total (estimated): $1940 million.
      • Domestic gains (actual): $3.8 million. Domestic total (actual): $879.1 million.
      • Worldwide total (actual): $1939.8 million.
    • January 25
      • Domestic gains: $1.3 million. Domestic total: $880.4 million.
      • International gains: $5.4 million. International total: $1066.3 million.
      • Worldwide total: $1946.7 million.
    • January 26
      • Domestic gains: $1.6 million. Domestic total: $882 million.
      • Worldwide total: $1948.3 million.
    • January 27
      • Domestic gains: $1.3 million. Domestic total: $883.3 million.
      • Worldwide total: $1949.6 million.
    • January 28
      • Domestic gains: $1.4 million. Domestic total: $884.7 million.
      • Worldwide total: $1951 million
    • January 29
      • Domestic gains (estimated): $2.4 million. Domestic total (estimated): $887.1 million.
      • International gains: $9.7 million. International total: $1076 million.
      • Worldwide total (estimated): $1963.1 million.
      • Domestic gains (actual): $2.4 million. Domestic total (actual): $887.1 million.
      • Worldwide total (actual): $1963.1 million.
    • January 30
      • Domestic gains (estimated): $5.1 million. Domestic total (estimated): $892.2 million.
      • Worldwide total (estimated): $1968.2 million.
      • Domestic gains (actual): $5.1 million. Domestic total (actual): $892.2 million.
      • Worldwide total (actual): $1968.2 million.
    • January 31
      • Domestic gains (estimated): $3.2 million. Domestic total (estimated): $895.4 million.
      • International gains: $11.8 million. International total: $1087.8 million.
      • Worldwide total (estimated): $1983.2 million.
      • Domestic gains (actual): $3.6 million. Domestic total (actual): $895.8 million.
      • Worldwide total (actual): $1983.6 million.
    • February 1
      • Domestic gains: $0.742 million. Domestic total: $896.542 million.
      • Worldwide total: $1984.342 million
      • NOTE: the domestic gains were rounded down - the actual amount of money made domestically was $.780 million, but this was slightly adjusted on my account in order to keep consistent with the domestic totals.
    • February 2
      • Domestic gains: $0.927 million. Domestic total: $897.469 million.
      • Worldwide total: $1985.269 million.
    • February 3
      • Domestic gains: $0.799 million. Domestic total: $898.268 million.
      • Worldwide total: $1986.067 million.
    • February 4
      • Domestic gains: $0.803 million. Domestic total: $899.071 million.
      • International gains: $7.8 million. International total: $1095.6 million.
      • Worldwide total: $1994.671 million.
    • February 5
      • Domestic gains (estimated): $1.76 million. Domestic total (estimated): $900.831 million.
      • International gains: $1.6 million. International total: $1097.2 million.
      • Worldwide total (estimated): $1998.031 million.
      • Domestic gains (actual): $1.773 million. Domestic total (actual): $900.844 million.
      • Worldwide total (actual): $1998.044 million.
    • February 6
      • Domestic gains (estimated): $3.752 million. Domestic total (estimated): $904.583 million.
      • International gains: $5.2 million. International total: $1102.4 million.
      • Worldwide total (estimated): $2006.983 million.
      • Domestic gains (actual): $3.769 million. Domestic total (actual): $904.613 million.
      • Worldwide total (actual): $2007.013 million.
    • February 7
      • Domestic gains (estimated): $1.378 million. Domestic total (estimated): $905.961 million.
      • Worldwide total (estimated): $2008.361 million.
      • Domestic gains (actual): $1.431 million. Domestic total (actual): $906.044 million.
      • Worldwide total (actual): $2008.444 million.
    • February 8
      • Domestic gains: $0.679 million. Domestic total: $906.723 million.
      • International gains: $2 million. International total: $1104.4 million.
      • Worldwide total: $2011.123 million.
    • February 9
      • Domestic gains: $0.708 million. Domestic total: $907.431 million.
      • Worldwide total: $2011.831 million.
    • February 10
      • Domestic gains: $0.628 million. Domestic total: $908.059 million.
      • Worldwide total: $2012.459 million.
    • February 11
      • Domestic gains: $0.585 million. Domestic total: $908.644 million.
      • Worldwide total: $2013.044 million.
    • February 12
      • Domestic gains (estimated): $1.204 million. Domestic total (estimated): $909.848 million.
      • Worldwide total (estimated): $2014.248 million.
      • Domestic gains (actual): $1.189 million. Domestic total (actual): $909.833 million.
      • Worldwide total (actual): $2014.233 million.
    • February 13
      • Domestic gains (estimated): $2.497 million. Domestic total (estimated): $912.345 million.
      • Worldwide total (estimated): $2016.745 million.
      • Domestic gains (actual): $2.461 million. Domestic total (actual): $912.295 million.
      • Worldwide total (actual): $2016.694 million.
    • February 14
      • Domestic gains (estimated): $2.493 million. Domestic total (estimated): $914.838 million.
      • International gains: $7.4 million. International total: $1111.8 million.
      • Worldwide total (estimated): $2026.638 million.
      • Domestic gains (actual): $2.509 million. Domestic total (actual): $914.804 million.
      • Worldwide total (actual): $2026.603 million.
    • February 15
      • Domestic gains (estimated): $1.371 million. Domestic total (estimated): $916.209 million.
      • Worldwide total (estimated): $2028.009 million.
      • Domestic gains (actual): $1.481 million. Domestic total (actual): $916.285 million.
      • Worldwide total (actual): $2028.084 million.
    • February 16
      • Domestic gains: $0.576 million. Domestic total: $916.861 million.
      • Worldwide total: $2028.66 million.
    • February 17
      • Domestic gains: $0.466 million. Domestic total: $917.327 million.
      • Worldwide total: $2029.126 million.
    • February 18
      • Domestic gains: $0.48 million. Domestic total: $917.807 million.
      • Worldwide total: $2029.607 million.
    • February 19
      • Domestic gains (estimated): $0.904 million. Domestic total (estimated): $918.711 million.
      • Worldwide total (estimated): $2030.511 million.
      • Domestic gains (actual): $0.917 million. Domestic total (actual): $918.724 million.
      • Worldwide total (actual): $2030.524 million.
    • February 20
      • Domestic gains (estimated): $1.781 million. Domestic total (estimated): $920.492 million.
      • Worldwide total (estimated): $2032.292 million.
      • Domestic gains (actual): $1.778 million. Domestic total (actual): $920.502 million.
      • Worldwide total (actual): $2032.302 million.
    • February 21
      • Domestic gains (estimated): $1.15 million. Domestic total (estimated): $921.642 million.
      • International gains: $6.4 million. International total: $1118.2 million.
      • Worldwide total (estimated): $2039.842 million.
      • Domestic gains (actual): $1.211 million. Domestic total (actual): $921.713 million.
      • Worldwide total (actual): $2040.557 million.
    • February 22
      • Domestic gains: $0.297 million. Domestic total: $922.01 million.
      • International gains: $0.644 million. International total: $1118.844 million.
      • Worldwide total: $2040.854 million.
    • February 23
      • Domestic gains: $0.365 million. Domestic total: $922.375 million.
      • Worldwide total: $2041.219 million.
    • February 24
      • Domestic gains: $0.317 million. Domestic total: $922.692 million.
      • Worldwide total: $2041.536 million.
    • February 25
      • Domestic gains: $0.309 million. Domestic total: $923.001 million.
      • Worldwide total: $2041.845 million.
    • February 26
      • Domestic gains (estimated): $0.677 million. Domestic total (estimated): $923.678 million.
      • Worldwide total (estimated): $2042.522 million.
      • Domestic gains (actual): $0.672 million. Domestic total (actual): $923.673 million.
      • Worldwide total (actual): $2042.516 million.
    • February 27
      • Domestic gains (estimated): $1.452 million. Domestic total (estimated): $925.130 million.
      • Worldwide total (estimated): $2043.974 million.
      • Domestic gains (actual): $1.446 million. Domestic total (actual): $925.119 million.
      • Worldwide total (actual): $2043.963 million.
    • February 28
      • Domestic gains (estimated): $0.914 million. Domestic total (estimated): $926.044 million.
      • International gains: $3.156 million. International total: $1122 million.
      • Worldwide total (estimated): $2048.044 million.
      • Domestic gains (actual): $0.869 million. Domestic total (actual): $925.988 million.
      • Worldwide total (actual): $2047.988 million.
    • February 29
      • Domestic gains: $0.237 million. Domestic total: $926.225 million.
      • Worldwide total: $2048.225 million.

    Other information of note can be found here (including financial returns starting in March).
     
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    ...That's f---ing insane! That's in Euros and not USD, right?
     
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    Yes Euro, they said "milliarden" on TV which translates to billion in the US. There was a very critical newspaper article in regards to the merchandise machine in the "Spiegel", a bit too critical for me, because that is already known since George Lucas invented it, so to speak.

    You gotta think about, the little boy from my girlfriend is hyped up to the max, not just because of me, because of the toys and books and games etc, he never saw any star wars beforehand. The toys and games build up a base of knowledge by those little ones, then the movie hits. If it hits some of the OT notes you can expect the merchandising to skyrocket. I'm not even start talking about the 10 to 14 year olds.
    I like it cause it will mean we get quality movies, like Harrison ford said;" this is not a crab shoot, you know." What i don't like is when the mouse is suing fans for posting pics of their bought toys and becoming all ruthless like the empire itself.
    btw post it with your face, that should work out in the future, once Rogue One arrives. Remember that.;)
     
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    I recently came across something to the effect of "by the time Disney's first four Star Wars movies have been released, they will have made $25 billion on merchandise".
     
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    Question...will showings on the 16th and the 17th count towards opening weekend sales?
     
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    oh! George

    but I guess he will be making films that only him and his friends will see.. (he said that on the red carpet)

    Man, I want to be his friend because I bet his stuff is cool...
     
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    Yes. It's usually lumped in with the "day one" ticket sales.
     
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    This is kinda interesting: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-12-16/force-awakens-can-t-hope-to-match-box-office-of-original-star-wars

    They're looking at inflation, which puts TFA's box office revenue after ANH.

    That time frame is worth noting. How long will TFA be in theaters?

    And merchandise: "If those projections prove accurate, only 1 in 4 dollars collected from The Force Awakens will come from the box office."
     
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    At least four and a half months. I remember hearing something about a late April date. If the movie does well enough, they'll probably delay the home video release by a few weeks.

    The ticket sales for the original film have to do with the box office working radically differently then than it does now. For one thing, film piracy was a lot easier to handle back then. A New Hope first had a limited release that was expanded into a large release, which lasted a long while. Then there were reissues of the film in the years that followed. The popularity of VHS ultimately made this redundant, which is why they don't have reissues now. And then there was that Special Edition... All in all, there's a lot to consider even when you don't keep inflation in mind.
     
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