‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ returning to PH cinemas

starwarsscene_010416“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is set to return to Philippine cinemas starting Friday, January 8.

This after the seventh film in the Star Wars saga had to give way to the two-week annual Metro Manila Film Festival, which opened on Christmas Day.

Globally, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” ranks as the sixth highest-grossing film in history, having earned $1.5 billion worldwide. It should pass “Furious 7” and “Marvel’s The Avengers” to become the fourth biggest film in history in the coming days.

The film will get a big shot in the arm next week when it premieres in China, the world’s second biggest market for film. Depending on how enthusiastically it is received in China, “The Force Awakens” could shoot past “Avatar’s” record $2.8 billion global haul.

(READ: ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ barreling towards ‘Avatar’s’ record)

The movie is headlined by Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Max Von Sydow.

Directed by J.J. Abrams, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures through Columbia Pictures.

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