Star Wars: The Force Awakens has given the London Underground its ultimate tool to cow down fare dodgers – a threat to reveal the film’s spoilers! On at least one tube (metro) station sign, Transport for London told ticketless commuters that not only would they face a fine, but they’d be told spoilers from the ending of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
“Anyone caught travelling without a valid ticket or Oyster will be told the ending to the new Star Wars (and also get a penalty fare),” read a sign at Canonbury station in the northeast of the city.
Pictures of the message were shared on social media - and one post has amassed more than 365,000 views.
The film, meanwhile, has surged above estimates to post an all-time industry-high $248 million domestically plus $281 million internationally for a record global debut of $529 million since opening December 16, Disney said Monday. The previous record holder was Jurassic World, which had a global launch box office tally of $524.9 million.
The film, which rebooted the Star Wars franchise, garnered the biggest opening weekend both domestically and internationally, and pushed Disney’s 2015 box office gross past the $5 billion mark.