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Records that The Force Awakens has set

December 22, 2015 7:41 pm Published by 1 Comment

Star Wars: The Force Awakens had a pretty big opening weekend. It broke the records for domestic opening weekend ($247.9M, over Jurassic World‘s 208.8M) and worldwide ($529M, also breaking Jurassic World‘s 524.9M). But that’s not all.

  • Largest Thursday “preview” day
  • Largest Friday, largest opening day, largest single day
  • (Not the largest Saturday, it was 3rd, behind the first Avengers movie and Jurassic World
  • Largest Sunday
  • Largest Monday (in this case breaking Spiderman 2‘s 11-year-old record)
  • Highest per-theater average (this record is probably the craziest — it broke Jurassic World‘s previous record by 22%)
  • Fastest movie to $100M (in fact, the very first movie to break 100M in one day, so this record will never be broken, only tied) and the fastest to $250M
  • Largest domestic and global IMAX weekends
  • Biggest December opening weekend (by a factor of 3! $248M, compared to the previous record was the first Hobbit at 85M)

There are more, too, but they’re all implied by the above ones (largest PG-13 opening weekend! Largest holiday weekend!).

And for the record, my review:

NFL records – 2011 first two weeks

September 21, 2011 12:42 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The following records have been set in the first two weeks of the 2011 NFL season:

  • Most total yards passing in a game by both teams – Brady and Henne, week 1 (906)
  • Most yards passing by a rookie – Newton tied it week 1 (422) and then broke it week 2 (432)
  • Most yards passing in the first two weeks of a season – Newton (854), and then a couple hours later Brady broke it (940)
  • Most total touchdowns by all teams in the first two weeks of a season (172)
  • Most total passing yards by all teams in the first two weeks of a season (15,771)
  • Most consecutive 400+ yard passing games – Newton and Brady tied it at 2
  • Most QBs with 300+ yard passing games in one weekend – week 1 (14)
  • Longest field goal – tied by Janikowski (63 yards) week 1
  • Most penalties by both teams in a single game – Raiders vs Broncos (25)

There’s more if you count near-records. Brady’s week 1 performance of 516 passing yards was a team record and a Monday Night record, but only the fifth-best ever. And his 940 passing yards over two games was the most in the first two weeks of a season, but was five yards short of the record for any two consecutive games.

So far, a weird high-scoring season. It’ll be left to be seen if this is just a result of the shortened offseason (thanks to the lockout), or bigger strategic changes across the league.