'Star Wars: Force Awakens' Trailer Viewed 112 Million Times in 24 Hours
The Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer was viewed more than 112 million times online in 24 hours, according to a post from Lucasfilm on StarWars.com.
Combined with the 16 million viewers that tuned in to watch the trailer on Monday Night Football, that's a total of 128 million views.
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The advance ticket sales, which kicked off after the trailer debuted on Monday, broke numerous records, including the biggest-ever 24 hours for advance sales in numerous countries. In the U.K., more than 200,000 tickets were sold in the first day. Several ticket sales sites crashed under the high demand.
The spot for the J.J. Abrams-directed film aired during halftime of ESPN's MNF, following the release of the film's poster over the weekend.
This marks a new record for the most views of a trailer in 24 hours. Of course, Star Wars is breaking its own record, set by the second teaser it released this past April.
The first teaser, which premiered on Nov. 28, 2014, hit 55 million views in its first 24 hours and 110 million in its first 12 days. The second trailer, which debuted in April 2015 at Star Wars Celebration, got 88 million views in the first 24 hours and 145 million in the first week.
The film, which will hit theaters Dec. 18, stars Oscar Isaac, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Lupita Nyong'o and Adam Driver alongside returning castmembers Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill.
Adds the note from Lucasfilm on StarWars.com: "The Force. It’s calling to you. We can’t wait for you to let it in, again, this December."
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by Associated Press