"Star Wars : The Force Awakens" Here's how movie set new record in South Africa

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" beat "Iron Man 3" to set new record in South Africa's box office.

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The Walt Disney Company Africa has announced that Star Wars: The Force Awakens has broken the record for the biggest opening Wednesday in South African Box Office history.

The movie replaced the previous title holder, Marvel’s 2013 release of 'Iron Man 3' which grossed R4 726 865.00 on Wednesday 16 December, its first day of release, with over 70 000 fans flocking to cinemas.

“We are thrilled at the reception South African fans have given Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” says Christine Service, Senior Vice President and Country Manager of The Walt Disney Company Africa.

play Darth Vader and Stormtroopers attending the Star Wars: The Force Awakens European Premiere (AP)

 

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“As the next instalment in the Star Warssaga, the release of this film means that every generation will now have their own Star Wars story to experience.”

Fans across the globe have certainly embraced the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, with many holding their own celebratory fan events.

Yesterday, Star Wars fans of every age met at Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton, Johannesburg, to celebrate the film’s release in true cosplay style.

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"Star Wars : The Force Awakens"

 

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Starring Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Max Von Sydow, the upcoming film is produced by Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk.

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"Star Wars: The Force Awakens " releases in Nigeria theatres on Friday, December 18, 2015. It held a premiere in London on Wednesday, December 16, 2015.

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