PETALING JAYA: The movie is less than a month away but Malaysian Star Wars fans have been snapping up advance tickets for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
The highly anticipated seventh Star Wars movie has been breaking box office records in North America, racking up US$50mil (RM213.5mil) in advance ticket sales, according to a report by The Hollywood Reporter.
The movie opens in Malaysia on Dec 17 and Golden Screen Cinemas (GSC) began selling advance tickets on Nov 16.
A quick look through GSC’s online ticketing website (www.gsc.com.my) revealed that screenings on the first and second day of release were already full, especially at more popular cinemas such as those in Mid Valley Megamall and 1 Utama.
Accountant Judy Ragavan, 45, who bought 12 tickets for Dec 17, plans to watch the movie with her family.
“We are all big Star Wars fans. Our father took us to the original movies.
“This time, I will be going with my siblings and their children.”
Suanie Tew, 34, bought her tickets on the first day they went on sale because she wanted good seats.
“I want to make absolutely sure that I will get them earlier. Otherwise, I’ll have to wait at least three weeks for those seats,” she said.
Directed by J.J. Abrams, Star Wars: The Force Awakens features the original Star Wars cast members Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher alongside newbies Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac and Andy Serkis.
In conjunction with the movie’s release, GSC is offering fans the chance to own exclusive, limited edition Star Wars merchandise when they purchase the Star Wars: The Force Awakens e-Combo, available on the GSC website (www.gsc.com.my) and the GSC mobile app (available on iOS, Android & Windows Phone).
For RM50, fans will get one Stormtrooper T-Shirt, one Kylo Ren T-Shirt, two regular soft drinks and one large popcorn. Tickets are sold separately.
For more details about the promotion or the movie, visit the GSC website www.gsc.com.my or Facebook page www.facebook.com/gscinemas.