Arts : Books / Films Specials Betting By Joe Crilly

Star Wars Tipped To Be Highest Grossing Movie Of All Time

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is a 6/5 shot to be the highest grossing movie of all time according to William Hill. Avatar is currently the leader at the top of the charts having grossed $2.76b worldwide and it is 8/13 to hold onto its crown.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is one of the most anticipated movies of all time and tickets have already sold out for many early showings suggesting that it could race towards the Avatar total,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.

In the top computer game market, festive favourite, FIFA 16, has slipped down the betting to be Christmas’ top video game with Call of Duty: Black Ops III the 7/4 favourite and Star Wars Battlefront 5/2. FIFA 16 is the 7/2 third favourite.

“Star Wars Battlefront has surged up the betting from an original 7/1 and as the hype surrounding the movie increases, we think demand for the game will do so and it could easily be the number one game this Christmas,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.

Star Wars: Force Awakens to gross less worldwide than Avatar ($2.78b): 8/13 no; 6/5 yes

Christmas number one computer game: 7/4 Call of Duty: Black Ops III; 5/2 Star Wars Battlefront; 7/2 FIFA 16; 4/1 Fallout 4; 16/1 Assassin’s Creed Syndicate; 20/1 Guitar Hero Live; 33/1 Metal Gear Solid:Phantom Pain; 40/1 Destiny; 50/1 Grand Theft Auto V; 50/1 Pro Evolution Soccer 2016; 50/1 Unchartered Collection