Did you happen to watch the Star Wars: The Force Awakens second trailer on Thursday? If you answered yes, then you are part of a monumentally astounding number of fans who viewed the trailer in the first 24 hours that it was up. 88 million views in 24 hours…of course, if you’re like me, you probably watched the trailer roughly 20 or 30 times, so I am sure that the 88 million views have many, many repeats viewers.
The second Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer was live-streamed and shown at the Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, on Thursday April 16, as part of The Force Awakens kickoff Panel. J.J. Abrams and Kathy Kennedy were on hand to introduce the world to three of the new actors joining the Star Wars franchise, as well as bringing the old-guard onto stage to a rather thunderous applause.
There has been no official word if this is a world record, but The Force Awakens trailer dwarfed the Furious 7 trailer (62 million views in 24 hours), and the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer (35 million views in 24 hours), so I’d say it’s a safe bet that some record, somewhere, was shattered into 88 million pieces.
Of note, however, is that the 88 million didn’t come from YouTube, alone. Yahoo Movies got the scoop from a Disney rep that the 88 million figure includes not only YouTube, but Twitter, Facebook, and other global social media platforms as well. Just on YouTube alone, the Force Awakens teaser reached over 30 million views, during the first 24 hours.
That number speaks volumes, and after reports that Disney stock skyrocketed by $2 Billion…that’s Billion with a B, after the second The Force Awakens trailer, it has become abundantly clear that Disney made the right choice in acquiring the Star Wars franchise. Rest easy folks, after watching that Force Awakens trailer #2, it’s safe to say that our beloved Star Wars is in good hands.