It appears Christmas really has come early for one film franchise.
The seventh installment in the "Star Wars" saga is set to create ripple effects across the industry, as advance ticket sales in North America have surpassed the $100 million mark, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Sources told The Hollywood Reporter on Tuesday that this $100 million figure includes the $50 million to $60 million in sales for its opening weekend, with some adding that "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" sales could go above $120 million. Sources have also confirmed the original figure with Variety.
Both online ticketing sites, MovieTickets.com and Fandango reported record sales in advance tickets this week, with MovieTickets.com saying "The Force Awakens" had sold 20 percent more than "Jurassic World" and double the amount of presale tickets for "The Avengers: Age of Ultron," two of 2015's top blockbuster films.