– by Joseph Jammer Medina

The first numbers are starting to roll in for Friday morning.

Earlier today, we reported that the Thursday cume of $45 million would put the film on track to get around $200 million. Now, the Friday numbers are potentially indicating at an even higher opening weekend in North America.

According to Deadline, the film is on track to hit anywhere from $202 million to $208 million. This would be the second, third or fourth highest opening of all time, depending on whether or not they break The Avengers’ 207.4 million opening or Jurassic World’s $208.8 million opening.

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It’ll be interesting to see just how this film fares not only this weekend, but in following weekends. While critics have been ecstatic about this latest entry in the Star Wars franchise, many fans have been split — with a great number seeming to be offended by the unique flavor this film gives the series as a whole. Will this one have the legs of The Force Awakens? That’s a harder thing to forecast.

Regardless of the weekends to come, this looks to be another big success for Lucasfilm. Hitting $200 million is a success that any film would enjoy, but to actually go above and beyond that is something else altogether.

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SOURCE: Deadline

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.