Star Wars fans rejoice! After months of teaser trailers, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, has opened in cinemas around the world.
Thousands queued up with their light sabers, eager to be among the first to witness one of the most anticipated films of all time.
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More than half a million people pre-booked tickets in France, with some extremely keen American fans even paying up to $5,000 to fly to Paris to see the film 48 hours before it was released in their home country.
In Australia, The Entertainment Quarter in Moore Park was inundated with fans out in full force for the premiere screening.
Hollywood director Sir Ridley Scott even made a surprise appearance, sneaking in through the back door to avoid media on the red carpet.
Reviews of the film are already flooding social media, with many stating the film lived up to their expectations, praising director JJ Abrams.
— Stephanie Dalzell (@steph_dalzell) December 16, 2015