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Box Office Records To Tumble With Release Of Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Following the release of the latest Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer and amidst reports that websites around the world are crashing due to the demand for tickets, William Hill are offering 4/7 that it grosses more than the current most popular movie of 2015, Jurassic World and 12/5 that it outstrips Avatar at the top of the highest ever grossing movies list. 

"Jurassic World was the must watch movie of the summer but it would seem Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the must watch movie of the year and we reckon some box office records could tumble," said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly. 

The movie is 66/1 to win the Oscar for Best Picture and just 12/1 to win the Razzie for worst picture. 

Star Wars: The Force Awakens to gross more than Avatar worldwide ($2.78b): 12/5 yes; 3/10 no

Star Wars: The Force Awakens to gross more than Jurassic World worldwide ($1.66b): 5/4 no; 4/7 yes

Star Wars: The Force Awakens to gross over $1.8bn: 5/6 yes; 5/6 no 

Star Wars: The Force Awakens to win Best Picture at the Oscars: 66/1

Star Wars: The Force Awakens to be nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars: 10/1 

Star Wars: The Force Awakens to win worst picture at the Razzie Awards: 12/1

 

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