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Star Wars Episode 7 Opening Week: Most Outrageous Fan Moments Including A Wedding [PHOTOS]

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US actress Carrie Fisher and her dog Gary posed with storm troopers as she attends the opening of the European Premiere of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' in central London on Dec.16, 2015.

Ever since 1977, when 'Star Wars' introduced the world to The Force, Jedi knights, Darth Vader, Wookiees and clever droids R2-D2 and C3PO, the sci-fi saga has built a devoted global fan base that spans the generations. Now fans across the globe are flocking to movie theaters to see episode seven 

Disney studio executives can breathe sighs of relief. First, critics have been kind, and more importantly, Fandango announced Thursday that pre-sale tickets for Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm's "Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens" have already broken the record for the most tickets sold in the site's history. 

The film opened globally this week The L.A. premiere took place Dec. 14, on Dec.16 the action moved to London and then on Dec.17, New York. The movie also premiered in several European and Asian cities including Tokyo as well as in Sydney. 

Many fans (including some famous faces) dressed up for these occasions. Carrie Fisher delighted fans at the London showing by posing on the red carpet with two storm troopers and her dog Gary. 

Star Wars fans, Caroline Ritter and Andrew Porters of Australia, attended the opening night of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' at TCL Chinese Theatre on Dec. 17, in Hollywood. The couple were married in a Star Wars themed ceremony in the forecourt of the TCL Chinese Theatre earlier in the day. May the force always stay with them. 

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A fan dressed as a Star Wars character arrives at the Australian premier of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' in Sydney on Dec.16, 2015.
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A fan dressed as a Star Wars character poses in front of a movie theater to celebrate for the opening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in Tokyo on Dec. 18, 2015.
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Star Wars fans dressed as Princess Leia and an Imperial Storm Trooper arrive for a midnight plus one minute first regular screening of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' at the Sony Center CineStar on Dec.16, 2015 in Berlin, Germany.
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Spanish actor Arturo Valls attends the 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' (Star Wars: El Despertar de La Fuerza) premiere at the Callao cinema on Dec.16, 2015 in Madrid, Spain.
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An ice-sculpture in the form of Star Wars character Kylo Ben is displayed during the Star Wars Ice sculpture festival in Liege on Dec.16, 2015.
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Bride Caroline Ritter is walked down the aisle by Darth Vadar at her Star Wars-themed wedding to fellow Star Wars fan Andrew Porters, 29, in the forecourt of the TCL Chinese Theatre, Dec.17, 2015 in Hollywood.
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Star Wars fans, Caroline Ritter and Andrew Porters of Australia were married in a Star Wars themed ceremony in the forecourt of the TCL Chinese Theatre.
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Spanish actor Eduardo Casanova attends the 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' (Star Wars: El Despertar de La Fuerza) premiere at the Callao cinema on Dec.16, 2015 in Madrid, Spain.
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A fan dressed as BB-8 poses for a photo while in line to Watch 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' at AMC Loews 34th Street 14 on Dec.17, 2015 in New York City.
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R2-D2 and C-3PO attend the European Premiere of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' at Leicester Square on Dec.16, 2015 in London.
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Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt attends the World Premiere of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” at the Dolby, El Capitan, and TCL Theatres on Dec.14, 2015 in Hollywood.
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A queuing fan wearing a Yoda mask poses ahead of the European Premiere of 'Star Wars The Force Awakens' in central London on Dec.16, 2015.
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A Star War fan dressed as Darth Vader (L) poses in front of the Zoo Palast cinema in Berlin where is presented the German premiere of the movie 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' on Dec.16, 2015.
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Members of Malaysia's Star Wars Fan Club dressed as various characters before watching 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' at a cinema in Subang, outside Kuala Lumpur on Dec.17, 2015.
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Star Wars fans, including one dressed as Chewbacca, arrive for a midnight plus one minute first regular screening of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' at the Sony Center CineStar on Dec.16, 2015 in Berlin, Germany.
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Local fans pose with Star Wars character Kylo Ren (C) and Stormtroopers during a toy exhibition in Taipei on Dec.17, 2015.
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Rob Barger (C) poses with cosplayers from The Twin Suns Star Wars Club (L-R) Dan Glitch, Tiffany Dykstra, James Nocie and Mary Nocie with BB-8 (front L) and R2-D2 robots on opening night of Walt Disney Pictures And Lucasfilm's 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' at the Brenden Theatres inside Palms Casino Resort on Dec.17, 2015 in Las Vegas.
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A young fan seen during the opening night of Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm's 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' at TCL Chinese Theatre on Dec.17, 2015 in Hollywood.
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A fan dressed as an X-wing Rebel Fighter Pilot stands in line to watch 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' outside of AMC Loews Kips Bay 15 on Dec.17, 2015 in New York City.
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Emma Lung arrives wearing a Star Wars inspired dress by designers Romance Was Born ahead of the 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Australian premiere on Dec. 16, 2015 in Sydney, Australia
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Fans dressed as C-3PO and R2-D2 line up to watch 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' outside of AMC Loews Kips Bay 15 on Dec.17, 2015 in New York City.
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Fans have a light saber battle before the opening night of Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm's 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' at TCL Chinese Theatre on Dec. 17, 2015 in Hollywood.
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Star Wars Episode 7 Opening Week: Most Outrageous Fan Moments Including A Wedding [PHOTOS]

Since the first 'Star Wars' was shown back in 1977, the sci-fi saga has built a devoted global fan base that spans the generations. This past week saw "Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens." open globally and fans (including some famous faces) dressed up for the occasion. One couple even married outside the theater before heading in to watch the film. Click through the slide show for photos

Dec 18, 2015 10:35 AM EST

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