Star Wars: The Force Awakens breaks Event Cinemas box office

Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens in cinemas December 17.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens in cinemas December 17.

THE force is strong with the latest instalment of the ever-popular Star Wars saga.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens smashed Event Cinemas records today on the opening day of ticket sales, with 1200 tickets sold in the first minute then 10,000 tickets in 10 minutes and 30,000 tickets sold to date.

The Avengers entire pre-sales tallied almost 27,000 tickets, which Star Wars: The Force Awakens exceeded in four hours.

Event Cinemas has expanded its sessions due to the demand.

The record coincides with today’s release of the official trailer online, which has had more than 220,000 views so far.