Region 8 Star Wars Fans Turn Out in Big Numbers for 'Revenge of the Sith'

MAY 19, 2005 - Posted at 7:31 a.m. CDT

JONESBORO, AR - Region 8 Star Wars fans lined up outside Jonesboro's Malco Theater for a midnight showing of the latest film in the movie franchise.

Approximately 1,000 fans turned out for sold-out showings on three screens at the Malco complex on Highland Drive, to watch "Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith."

Hollywood insiders expect this weekend's opening to break the $114.8 million weekend take of SpiderMan in 2002.