The next installment in the "Star Wars" saga doesn't hit theaters for another month, but it's already breaking records.
The film by sci-fi enthusiast and writer-director J.J. Abrams piled up more than $50 million in advance ticket sales — the largest pre-release of any film in ticketing company Fandango's history, outdrawing the first "Hunger Games," according to Variety.
Theater chains have been forced to add more show times to keep up with demand. While tickets are still available for regular showings on opening weekend, most Imax screening have sold out.
Tickets went on sale online in October, crashing several major theater websites including Fandango, Arclight and AMC Theaters.