The last three installments of the “Star Wars” franchise have absolutely dominated the box office, combining to earn more than $4 billion.
The Hollywood Reporter reported the following:
Combined, Disney and Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Stars Wars: The Force Awakens have surpassed $4.06 billion in ticket sales at the worldwide box office, covering the cost of the acquisition. While an interesting benchmark, it doesn’t, of course, account for the hundreds of millions spent to produce and market the trio of films. Conversely, the box-office milestone doesn’t include lucrative ancillary revenue streams, merchandising sales or theme park attractions.
Do you hear that noise in the distance? That’s the voices of the millions of haters being silenced all at once. There has been so much winning for “Star Wars” that I’m almost getting tired of it. Is this what Donald Trump meant when he was campaigning? All this winning for “Star Wars” is simply exhausting. It’s not even noon yet, and I’m already tired as hell from all the winning.
The success of the “Star Wars” saga is incredible. A story that was essentially cowboys and Indians in space is now arguably the most dominating film franchise ever created.
What a wild and fun world we’re living in.