Star Wars: The Force Awakens smashes record for biggest single day ever at the UK box office

The film made £9.64m on Thursday, December 17th.
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Disney’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens has set the biggest single day ever for any film at the UK box office, with £9.64m on Thursday, December 17th, the opening day of its release.

Screen reports that this tops the £9.48m made by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 on Friday July 8th, 2011.

Midnight screenings alone made the film £2.4m of its opening day haul and the result also means that The Force Awakens beat Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace’s opening weekend of £9.51m in July 1999 in just one day.


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