If you determine the quality of a film by its “rewatchability” — “the ability to watch a movie repeatedly without becoming nauseated by it,” according to Urban Dictionary — then the new Star Wars flick is doing pretty well for itself.
USA Today reported that movie-ticket site Fandango surveyed 1,000 people who have seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens and asked if they would watch it again in theaters — 42 percent said “yes.”
People’s reasons for returning include seeing things they may have missed the first time around (17 percent of respondents); seeing the movie in a different format (15 percent); or simply just wanting to watch the film again because they liked it so much (69 percent).
The Force Awakens currently has a 94 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes and 91 percent of more than 150,000 audience reviews give the movie 3.5 stars or higher.
On Sunday, the film became the fastest movie to reach $1 billion in box office sales after just 12 days in theaters around the globe.
During its opening weekend, the movie broke other records, banking a whopping $247 million stateside and $528 million worldwide, according to Bloomberg, making it the biggest global opener of all time. It has reeled in more than $600 million in U.S. box office sales since debuting on Dec. 18 and is closing in on Avatar’s record of $761 million for the title of “biggest grossing movie ever in America.”
A majority of GeekWire readers gave the film an “A” grade, with 25 percent saying it deserved a “B.”