"Star Wars The Force Awakens" Makes Its Debut
The big entertainment news this week: the wait for the newest Star Wars movie is almost over.
The highly anticipated sequel trilogy "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" makes its debut in theaters. After months of seeing TV commercials, online ads, toys and costumes, The Force Awakens finally opens in movie theaters.
The estimated budget for the action packed adventure was $200 million, and box office analysts are saying it's already expected to gross more than $200 million by the end of this weekend.
And although the movie hasn't opened yet, it's already making cash. Pre-sales for the film have totaled more than $50 million.
"Definitely going to go see it. I've seen every Star Wars movie that has come out and I can't miss this one," said Yacum Helm, Star Wars fan.
"No, I don't like Star Wars. I will not be going to see it," said Gloria Legg.
We reached out to AMC Theatres for comment. They tell us at least 40 theaters across the country will be running the movie around the clock starting tonight into tomorrow. They say they understand the excitement and buzz surrounding the movie , but they are not allowing people wearing masks or face paint into the theater.
For more information on what is and what isn't allowed in theaters visit https://www.amctheatres.com/movies/star-wars-the-force-awakens