Starting Dec 18, 2015, Star Wars: The Force Awakens will take over IMAX and all of its screens in both North America and most of Europe for a solid 4 weeks. According to The Hollywood Reporter Imax Entertainment CEO Greg Foster expresses his confidence in the film, saying, “Star Wars: Episode VII is the ultimate crossover movie — it crosses over to everyone.”
JJ Abrams had reportedly filmed several scenes of The Force Awakens with IMAX cameras.
Not since The Hobbit and its sequels has IMAX signed a whole month away to one movie. This means no other films opening at that time will be able to compete with it. November releases such as Sony’s Spectre and Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2, which have Imax dates, will finish in the theaters by the Star Wars Dec. 18 release date and “Warner Bros.’ In the Heart of the Sea, set to open Dec. 11, will get only one week in Imax.