The Force Awakens poised to break box office records

+ Opening weekend box office numbers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens are tracking between $185-$210 million. This range is aggregated from various predictions, with the highest predicting as much as $300 million.
+ Alan Horn says: "It’s natural for people to want to view this and compare this to a summer blockbuster, but films in December don’t have the same historical release patterns as summer films. In December it’s rare to see a big debut — there’s only a handful above $70 million by the way, with the record being something like $84 million. People are shopping, they’re traveling, they also know that their kids are going to be on vacation in a week and they’re going to all go see movies together."