So, with the news that Star Wars Episode VII, VIII and IX are ready to be made, with the original cast members from Episode IV, V and VI onboard to participate, and StarWarsDay/MayThe4thBeWithYou a pleasant bank holiday weekend memory, we present a financial recap of the success of the Star Wars film series thus far. Those are some impressive numbers.
Little bit shocking that all three prequels have actually made more money at the box office than the first three original Star Wars films (Star Wars Classic, we call them), despite the persistent presence of Jar Jar Binks in the later films.
Mind you, all six Star Wars films have coined a pretty penny at the box office so far – even the animated Clone Wars feature trousered a cool $68 million. If we took all the money that the Star Wars franchise has generated so far, we could probably build a working Death Star and blow it up with a Millennium Falcon fly-by, piloted by a specially trained ape in a Chewbacca costume, just for kicks.
What chance Star Wars Episode VII doing spectacularly well on its release? Every, we reckon.
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