Hundreds line up hours prior to Star Wars premiere

Hundreds line up hours prior to Star Wars premiere

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hundreds of people lined up for hours to secure prime seating for Thursday night's premiere of one of the most highly-anticipated films of the year, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens".

Fandango announced Thursday that pre-sale tickets for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" have already broken the record -- not just for advanced sales -- but for the most tickets sold for any movie in the site's history.

Fandango did not release the total number of tickets sold, but Variety reports "The Force Awakens" has already generated more than $100 million in pre-sales and seats are purchased through 2016.

The seventh film in the franchise is expected to make $200 million to $220 million in its opening weekend at the box office.

It will be showing at 4,134 theaters across the country with the first airing at 7 p.m. ET Thursday. Statewide, the first showing will also be at 7 p.m.

The biggest box office opening in U.S. history was set this summer with the release of "Jurassic World", which raked in $208.8 million.

Many theaters have policies allowing movie-goers to wear a costume, so long as their faces are fully visible. However, no weapons -- including fake light sabers will be allowed inside.

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