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'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' is breaking UK pre-booking records

The film has already sold 290,000 tickets in Vue cinemas alone.
Matt Brian, @m4tt
12.08.15 in AV
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens is still a little over a week away from premiering in cinemas, but already the movie has broken some UK ticket sales records. Theatre chain Vue announced today that the film has now sold 290,000 tickets at its UK venues alone, overtaking the previous record of 284,850 tickets held by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, which hit screens back in 2010.

In what can only be a positive sign for the movie industry, Vue will open a further 200 screens on the full opening day next Thursday and make another 100 screens available over the opening weekend. That'll open the way for 75,000 more Star Wars fans to enjoy The Force Awakens over those first four days, possibly allowing them to avoid the spoilers that are likely to surface online as soon as the film begins showing.

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