'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Expected to Break Box Office Records

Some say the much-anticipated movie might be the first film to break the $3 billion mark.
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You can tell from the music it's about "Star wars." The wait is almost over. So will the force awaken, be the biggest box office hit ever. ABC's nick watt has that. Reporter: Positive premiere and $100 million in advanced ticket sales are prompting some pretty prodigious predictions. "Star wars" has the potential to surpass "Avatar." But what that requires is repeat viewing and what we saw with both "Avatar" and "Titanic" people kept going back to the theater multiple times after they saw it. Nothing will stand in our way. Reporter: "Avatar" is still the highest grossing movie of all time raking in $2.7 billion, but "The force awakens," some say, might be the first to top the mythical $3 billion benchmark. Jedis versus the blue guys. This is our land. Reporter: "Avatar" released December 18th, 2009. "The force awakens" also December 18, six years later. Both take place not on our planet. Both have rabid fan, some people actually speak navi. Reporter: Jedi is now case si religion. Did you think the first "Star wars" film was going to be a flop. Yeah, everybody did. Why? The studio hated it. I had no idea that it worked. Reporter: Now here we are episode 7. Chewy, we're home. The Wall Street analysts say if it doesn't gross 1.5 billion it will be a disappointment. The question is it going to leapfrog 2 billion and even approach 3 billion which would make it the highest grossing film of all time. Reporter: Just wait for 2017 "After tar 2" is slated for a release and so is "Star wars" episode 8. Head-to-head. For ABC news, nick watt, los Angeles. This side of the couch -- Without enoughing anything away, ginger speaks fluent wookie. Presales are high but not all tickets are sold out for the opening of "Star wars." You could possibly get in. Let's go. Coming up holiday cooking

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