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Latest Star Wars Episode Draws Over 1 Million Viewers In Hungary

Tamás Székely 2016.01.11.

After becoming the highest grossing film of all time in Hungary, Star Wars: The Force Awakens has broken yet another record by becoming the fastest movie to draw more than one million viewers. The seventh instalment of the epic space saga drew 1,005,146 viewers during its first three weeks of release, generating nearly 1.5 billion forints (EUR 4.7m) at the box office, the film’s Hungarian distributor said.

The previous record was held by James Cameron’s Avatar, which took three months to reach the milestone. The Force Awakens, directed by J. J. Abrams, has broken numerous records at the Hungarian box office in its first three weeks. The film destroyed opening day and opening weekend records, breaking the record for daily number of opening day and opening weekend viewers in the process.

Force Awakens is special for the Hungarian fans for many reasons. We reported previously that Gyula Tóth, a 26-year-old Hungarian stuntman, performed the dangerous scenes in the newest Stars Wars movie for Hollywood actor Adam Driver who plays anti-hero Kylo Ren. Besides “Star Wars” Gyula Tóth already starred as a stuntman in movies like the “Cathedral”, “Die Hard 5″, ”Avengers: Age of Ultron“,  “Hercules” and popular TV series “Game of Thrones”.

via hungarymatters.hu and MTI