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The Force Awakens ends its domestic box office run with $936 million

06.09.2016

I know what you're thinking, and the answer is, "yes. THE FORCE AWAKENS was still playing in some theaters!" However, it has just officially ended its box office run, bringing home $936 million in domestic sales alone. $4 billion seemed like a hefty price tag for Disney to acquire Lucafilm, but you take this into account (plus merchandise sales) and you might imagine that everyone's feeling pretty good over there about their investment. Despite the massive domestic haul, which was $160 million above AVATAR, it wasn't enough to take the worldwide crown. Alas, FORCE AWAKENS sits at the number 3 spot, right behind James Cameron's epics, TITANIC and AVATAR.

The question remains: Will subsequent STAR WARS films be able to rake in as much as or possible more than THE FORCE AWAKENS? I can't speak for ROGUE ONE, especially with all the reshoot talk and confusion over "another Death Star", but something tells me the hype machine is only beginning when it comes to Rey, Finn and Poe. Plus, I hear Luke Skywalker actually has dialogue in the following chapter!

The next chapter in the main saga, STAR WARS: EPISODE VIII, will open in theaters on December 15, 2017.

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Source: Box Office Mojo

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3:11AM on 06/11/2016
Amazing box office run! Well deserved.
Amazing box office run! Well deserved.
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9:46AM on 06/10/2016
I found the film to be just okay. I saw it once and had no desire to see it a second time. It brought nothing new and fresh to the franchise which was very disappointing. It was just the same old plot points and ideas from the original trilogy. Say what you want about the prequels and it's poor execution, but at least Lucas was trying new things rather than playing it safe. Plus, I'm not a fan of JJ Abrams. His films are serviceable, but not memorable. Don't really have high hopes for Rogue One
I found the film to be just okay. I saw it once and had no desire to see it a second time. It brought nothing new and fresh to the franchise which was very disappointing. It was just the same old plot points and ideas from the original trilogy. Say what you want about the prequels and it's poor execution, but at least Lucas was trying new things rather than playing it safe. Plus, I'm not a fan of JJ Abrams. His films are serviceable, but not memorable. Don't really have high hopes for Rogue One either because I thought Godzilla was a giant bore and disappointment. Keeping my fingers crossed that Rian Johnson can bring something new and fresh to the franchise with episode VIII
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10:58PM on 06/09/2016
I don't think Rogue One will be able to beat that. It will probably be far from it in the 300-400 millions. Episode 8 might able to.
I don't think Rogue One will be able to beat that. It will probably be far from it in the 300-400 millions. Episode 8 might able to.
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8:54PM on 06/09/2016
The box office for Episode VIII and Rogue One will be far more interesting.
The box office for Episode VIII and Rogue One will be far more interesting.
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1:07PM on 06/09/2016
Like most things pumping out of the Disney machine I found it to be a perfectly serviceable and enjoyable popcorn flick. It certainly didn't cover any new ground, which is fine, but I have had zero desire to watch it again. I have the same issue with most Disney stuff these days, so its just a matter of time before my wallet stops opening on autopilot. There is, however, a giant population of families who welcome safe, risk-free, watered-down entertainment so I'm sure they'll be raking in
Like most things pumping out of the Disney machine I found it to be a perfectly serviceable and enjoyable popcorn flick. It certainly didn't cover any new ground, which is fine, but I have had zero desire to watch it again. I have the same issue with most Disney stuff these days, so its just a matter of time before my wallet stops opening on autopilot. There is, however, a giant population of families who welcome safe, risk-free, watered-down entertainment so I'm sure they'll be raking in billions for years to come.
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2:54PM on 06/09/2016
"It certainly didn't cover any new ground, which is fine."

..Except that it was the start of a new trilogy of films, with new characters and new storylines, but other than that you're correct.
"It certainly didn't cover any new ground, which is fine."

..Except that it was the start of a new trilogy of films, with new characters and new storylines, but other than that you're correct.
3:31PM on 06/09/2016
"new storylines" is funny. Adding new characters and starting a new trilogy does not make for unique and original storytelling. These things are manufactured with a tried and true formula, plain and simple.
"new storylines" is funny. Adding new characters and starting a new trilogy does not make for unique and original storytelling. These things are manufactured with a tried and true formula, plain and simple.
6:32PM on 06/09/2016
you just ripped on people that go see movies like this...after admitting you enjoyed it, and insinuated that you would do continue going, until some undetermined time.
If you think Disney is watered down entertainment, maybe you should just not go?
you just ripped on people that go see movies like this...after admitting you enjoyed it, and insinuated that you would do continue going, until some undetermined time.
If you think Disney is watered down entertainment, maybe you should just not go?
9:27AM on 06/10/2016
tetsuo9181, I'm curious, before the release of The Force Awakens, you knew for example exactly who Kylo Ren would be, and his storyline (new storyline)? You knew Luke's role? And of course you know what Episodes 8 and 9 are about and how the story will continue?
tetsuo9181, I'm curious, before the release of The Force Awakens, you knew for example exactly who Kylo Ren would be, and his storyline (new storyline)? You knew Luke's role? And of course you know what Episodes 8 and 9 are about and how the story will continue?
12:53PM on 06/09/2016
Here is my ultra important opinions on how this disappoints me and ruined my life.
Here is my ultra important opinions on how this disappoints me and ruined my life.
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12:19PM on 06/09/2016
Hopefully some people will still chime in here with their ultra important opinions on how it disappointed them and/or ruined their lives.
Hopefully some people will still chime in here with their ultra important opinions on how it disappointed them and/or ruined their lives.
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