STAR WARS – THE FORCE AWAKENS box office prediction:
[old formula = 4,134 theaters x 300 average seats x 6 daily showings x $12 = approx. $90 million a day.]
ADJUSTED : 4,134 theaters x 300 average seats x 6 daily showings x $8 = approx. $59 million a day.
Weekend = Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday = 4 days = $240 million, at an absolute minimum, down from the earlier $360
This also means the film will need just about 30 days to generate $1 billion dollars in domestic box office, not 12 days as earlier estimated.
Adjust this number if you know more accurate numbers (average seats, or accurate number of seats, and average ticket prices – I was just eyeballing those, and averaging daily showings (it’s entirely possible to have an additional 2 daily showings per screen).
[post adjusted with more accurate numbers]