Penalty of ticketless travel on London tube is Star Wars’ spoilers
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Penalty of ticketless travel on London tube is Star Wars’ spoilers

The force is strong with London tube, which is threatening fare-dodgers with the spoilers from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And yes, also a fine!

hollywood Updated: Dec 23, 2015 10:29 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times
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Travel without ticket on London underground and you will get Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ ending free and will be slapped with a fine too.(Disney)

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.

Read: Harrison Ford’s pay cheque for Star Wars is as much as Baahubali’s budget

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.

First Published: Dec 23, 2015 10:28 IST