If you were one of the people trying to buy Force Awakens tickets last night, you may know how hard it was to fight the crashing websites. That’s because the movie shattered records.
Fandango told THR that it sold eight times as many tickets as the previous single-day record holder, The Hunger Games. AMC Theaters told the AP that while they still have about four million tickets for opening weekend, they sold out 1,000 showings within 12 hours of tickets going on sale.
The crazy thing about this is not only will Disney have a good idea what the opening weekend box office will be for The Force Awakens, there’s a good chance it’ll be one of the higher grossing 2015 releases even before it hits theaters!