'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' breaks advance-ticket sales records a month before release

It’s a still a month away from release, and the new “Star Wars” is already breaking box-office records.

The Wall Street Journal reports that insider sources say “The Force Awakens” has already sold more than $US50 million in advance tickets.

That figure means “Force Awakens” is setting new records for all-time presale numbers, with Fandango and IMAX saying they have beaten their previous bests.

It’s widely assumed the J.J. Abrams-directed sequel will become one of the highest-grossing films ever, if not the highest-grossing, which will depend largely on how it does internationally. The current record holder for biggest global box-office take is “Avatar” with $US2.79 billion.

“The Force Awakens” opens December 18, and there will be plenty of time over the holidays to catch it in theatres.

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