Every man and his dog are talking about Star Wars The Force Awakens, even your grandmother and auntie are talking about it (probably). But your aunties facebook rants might have been very different if some of the original ideas had made it into the finished movie.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, box office record-breaking The Force Awakens is unlikely to beat Avatar globally.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been at the cinema less than a month but has already more than revived the sci-fi franchise with a record-breaking $1.75 billion box-office haul. Disney and Lucasfilm’s seventh chapter in the space-opera saga has quickly notched the third-highest box-office gross of all time. And it is now on track to sink James Cameron’s 1997 adventure-romance Titanic — which earned $2.19 billion in ticket sales (including $200 million made when the film was re-released in 2012) — for the No. 2 spot.
Lucas has now back-peddled after recently saying that selling Star Wars was like selling his kids to white slavers.
At its heart Star Wars is a dramatic soap opera that happens to be set in space. The story of the original trilogy focused on the Skywalker family with shocking relation revelations in the second and third films.
When Star Wars The Force Awakens hit $100 Million it was still jumping to Hyperspace!
JJ Abrams Episode VII blockbuster only took 19 hours to reach domestic box office takings of $100m, finally reaching $247m by the end of the weekend breaking the domestic record previously held by Jurassic World.