Star Wars III is a resounding success in the wake of its debut on Thursday. A whopping $158.5 for the four-day opening!
According to Bruce Snyder a large part of the success is that people are watching the movie, then coming out and standing in line again to buy more tickets for future shows.
While the film took $158.5million at 3,661 cinemas in the US, it also reaped $144.7million overseas, a total of $303.2million just for the first four days.
It is expected to surpass 'Episode II', which took $311 within a number of weeks. A poll conducted by Fox revealed that about 58% of the film audience was male.