Arts : Books / Films By Joe Crilly

New Punters Yoda And Skywalker Backing Star Wars To Be A Hit – Perhaps The Biggest Movie Ever!

William Hill punters are backing Star Wars: The Force Awakens to be a box office smash, with odds tumbling (from 5/6 to 8/15) for the movie to gross more than $1.8bn. The Force Awakens is 12/5 to break the all-time box office record of $2.78bn set by Avatar.

“It has been one way traffic with a number of new accounts opened, with usernames including Yoda, Skywalker and Jedi, placing wagers of up to £500 on the new Star Wars movie smashing all kinds of box office records,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly. 

The odds of the movie being nominated for a Best Picture Oscar have also been cut from 10/1 to 7/1.

 

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): 7/4 no; 2/5 yes

Star Wars: The Force Awakens to gross over $1.8bn: 8/15 yes; 11/8 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: 7/1

Star Wars: The Force Awakens to win worst picture at the Razzie Awards: 16/1

 

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