‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ star John Boyega surprises fans as he gatecrashes film screenings

'I was in the area, I was actually looking for a Dunkin' Donuts and just stopped by,' jokes actor

Star Wars actor John Boyega surprised fans over the weekend as he made shock appearances at a series of public screenings of new film Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens opened in cinemas worldwide last week, receiving both critical and public acclaim so far.

To mark the film’s launch, British star Boyega – who plays Finn in the movie – appeared at a number of screenings in New York and London.

At one screening in Brooklyn, Boyega joked to the crowd: “I was in the area, I was actually looking for a Dunkin’ Donuts and just stopped by.”

Watch the audience reaction below.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is likely to break the US and Canada record for the biggest box office debut weekend, Disney has said.

It is estimated that the film made £159.7m in ticket sales in North America this weekend, beating the record previously set by Jurassic World in June.

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