Arts : Books / Films Specials Betting By Joe Crilly

Punters Backing The Force Awakens To Be Biggest Movie Of All Time

With the opening day of Star Wars: The Force Awakens less than a week away, William Hill can report huge support for the movie to gross more than Avatar did. Originally offered at 12/5, the price of the film grossing more than $2.78b, making it the highest grossing movie of all time, has collapsed to 6/5.

“When Avatar set its record worldwide gross of $2.78b, there were many that said it would never be broken, however, it now looks that if The Force Awakens does not break it, it will come a close second,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.

The movie is 5/1 to be awarded for Best Picture at the Oscars and 50/1 to win it, while it is 20/1 to pick up Worst Picture at the 2016 Razzies.

Force Awakens specials:

To gross more than Avatar ($2.78b) worldwide: 6/5 yes; 8/13 no

To gross more than Jurassic World ($1.66b) worldwide: 1/12 yes; 6/1 no

Total worldwide gross: 1/4 over $1.8b; 11/4 under $1.8b

5/1         To be nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars

20/1       To win Worst Picture at the Razzie Awards

50/1       To win Best Picture at the Oscars