Star Wars ticket sales shatter records set by The Hunger Games.

Like so many other Sci-fi fans, I was desperately trying to purchase tickets to see The Force Awakens when it is released on December 18. Unfortunately, I was met with an almost constant, frustrating website error at every turn. The standard sites like Fandango and MovieTickets.com were flooded with millions of people trying to purchase their tickets, too. While neither website is releasing ‘real’ data of their ticket sales, MovieTickets.com reports that nearly 95% of their total ticket sales in the last 24 hours is made up of tickets for Star Wars AND Fandango states that it outsold The Hunger Games first day sales eight times over.  Both movie ticket outlets crashed off and on throughout the night.

Ticket sales began in conjunction with the release of the final Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer, which ran during Monday Night Football on ESPN on Monday, October 19. The trailer can be viewed below.