Force awakens for bride and groom

An Australian couple got married on Thursday as they waited in line for the first U.S. public showings of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," while movie theaters around the country held marathons of the previous films in the franchise.

Caroline Ritter, 34, a truck driver, and firefighter Andrew Porters, 29, were among about 100 die-hard fans who camped outside Hollywood's Chinese Theatre since Dec. 5 for the opening of "The Force Awakens."

Ritter was walked down the aisle by another fan, dressed as Darth Vader, and a violinist played the "Star Wars" theme music as the couple exchanged vows. They plan to celebrate by seeing the movie afterward.

Online ticket seller Fandango said on Thursday that the new movie, which has received glowing reviews, has already broken its record for the most tickets sold for any film's entire theatrical run.

Darth Vader Walks Bride Down the Aisle at 'Star Wars' Superfan Wedding
Darth Vader Walks Bride Down the Aisle at 'Star Wars' Superfan Wedding

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