THE FORCE AWAKENS SELLS MORE THAN $100 MILLION IN ADVANCE TICKETS _ Star Wars: The Force Awakens didn’t just break pre-sales records, it eviscerated them. The seventh film in the science-fiction franchise has sold more than $100 million worth of tickets. Those include showtimes through the New Year, but it is reasonable to assume that many of those tickets are for opening weekend showtimes. The numbers strongly suggest that The Force Awakens will do more than $200 million worth of business on its opening weekend and could even surpass Jurassic World’s $208.4 million debut to establish a new record. Screenings start Thursday night.