How much would you pay to see the seventh "Star Wars" movie on its opening night? Scalpers who have posted tickets on sites like Craigslist and eBay hope the answer reaches into the hundreds of dollars.
As excitement mounts over the release of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," movie theaters across the country have sold out of tickets for the movie's Dec. 17 opening night. Advance sales have shattered previous records. AMC Theaters reported selling at least 10 times more advance tickets for the "Star Wars" sequel than its previous record holder.
That means big bucks for resale markets, which do not ordinarily carry movie tickets. In some cities, the markups on listed tickets have grown tremendously.
Want to see it in Chicago? You can fork over $25 for an ordinary screening, the Chicago Tribune reports -- or reserved tickets for $125 a pop.
In New York, sellers are marketing tickets for anywhere from $30 to $150 apiece. IMAX screenings draw prices on the higher end of the spectrum. One scalper on Saturday afternoon advertised two seats for the extra-large screen at AMC Lincoln Square for $400 combined.
It's not too late to grab tickets for the asking price, however. AMC announced Thursday its theaters still had more than 3 million tickets available for opening-weekend screenings.
"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" stars Harrison Ford as Han Solo and Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia, reprising roles they first filled in the space epic's 1977 debut. It is the first installment of the series under the direction of "Lost" co-creator J.J. Abrams, who is slated to release two more "Star Wars" sequels.