'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' claims Guinness world record

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"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is already breaking records, months ahead of its release.

Guinness World Records has confirmed that the second trailer for the highly-anticipated film now holds the record for the most viewed movie trailer on YouTube in 24 hours.

The preview for the J.J. Abrams-directed "Star Wars" sequel amassed 30.65 million views in one day after being released in April.

At the time of this publishing, the trailer has generated over 54.2 million views. According to Guinness, the franchise also holds the record for the most successful film merchandising.

"As of 2012, the total value of the Star Wars franchise was estimated at $30.5 billion, including box-office receipts as well as profits from their video games and DVD sales, with the much-hyped upcoming movie set to add further to the incredible financial success of the series," Guinness wrote.

Disney is releasing "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in theaters on December 18.

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From Princess Leia's bikini to Queen Amidala's wedding dress, the creators of a new traveling Star Wars exhibit are hoping to gather geeks, fashionistas and movie fans together to see the costumes that helped bring iconic characters to life. (Feb. 2)
SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 30: Costume designer Aggie Rodgers and Laela French of Lucasfilm pose at 'Star Wars' and the Power of Costume opening exhibit at EMP Museum at Seattle Center on January 30, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Suzi Pratt/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 30: Actor Anthony Daniels interacts with fans at 'Star Wars' and the Power of Costume opening exhibit at EMP Museum at Seattle Center on January 30, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Suzi Pratt/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 30: Fans get their tickets and enter the building at the opening night of 'Star Wars' and the Power of Costume exhibit at the EMP Museum at Seattle Center on January 30, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Suzi Pratt/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 30: A fan poses for a photo at the opening night of 'Star Wars' and the Power of Costume exhibit at the EMP Museum at Seattle Center on January 30, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Suzi Pratt/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 30: Fans pose for photos at 'Star Wars' and the Power of Costume opening exhibit at EMP Museum at Seattle Center on January 30, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Suzi Pratt/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 30: Fans pose for photos at 'Star Wars' and the Power of Costume opening exhibit at EMP Museum at Seattle Center on January 30, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Suzi Pratt/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 30: Lightsaber duels commence at 'Star Wars' and the Power of Costume opening exhibit at EMP Museum at Seattle Center on January 30, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Suzi Pratt/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 30: Fans gaze in awe at 'Star Wars' and the Power of Costume opening exhibit at EMP Museum at Seattle Center on January 30, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Suzi Pratt/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 30: The original costume of Chewbacca on display at the opening night of 'Star Wars' and the Power of Costume exhibit at the EMP Museum at Seattle Center on January 30, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Suzi Pratt/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 30: Fans marvel at costumes at the opening night of 'Star Wars' and the Power of Costume exhibit at the EMP Museum at Seattle Center on January 30, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Suzi Pratt/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 30: Fans pose for a photo at the opening night of 'Star Wars' and the Power of Costume exhibit at the EMP Museum at Seattle Center on January 30, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Suzi Pratt/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 30: Fans pose for a photo at the opening night of 'Star Wars' and the Power of Costume exhibit at the EMP Museum at Seattle Center on January 30, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Suzi Pratt/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 30: Fans show off their costumes at 'Star Wars' and the Power of Costume opening exhibit at EMP Museum at Seattle Center on January 30, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Suzi Pratt/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 30: Original costumes from the movies of 'Star Wars' on display at the opening night of 'Star Wars' and the Power of Costume exhibit at the EMP Museum at Seattle Center on January 30, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Suzi Pratt/Getty Images)
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