The Force is strong in West Michigan

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The force was awoken in West Michigan and the rest of the country Thursday night.

Fans packed theaters Thursday night and even early Friday morning for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

The Walt Disney Co. said Thursday the film debuted with $14.1 million from its first screenings Wednesday in 12 international markets. The largest was France, where the film earned $5.2 million. It set a one-day record in Norway and Sweden.

More than $100 million in tickets have been presold in North America. The movie ticket service Fandango said it has already sold more tickets for “Force Awakens” than any movie over its entire theatrical run.

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  • Common Cents

    Yes, the force is strong in West Michigan. Because there are no jobs for these socially backward deviants in which to develop a healthy and reality-based sense of self. The force is strong wherever reality is weak. That shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. That so many people are weak-minded…that may be a surprise to some. But not to everyone.