Disney’s three Star Wars movies have already paid for the purchase of Lucasfilm

Disney’s three Star Wars movies have already paid for the purchase of Lucasfilm

0 comments 📅30 December 2017, 15:45

In 2012, The Walt Disney Company paid $4.06 billion to acquire Lucasfilm from George Lucas and it looks like that has proven to be a very shrewd investment, with the studio’s first three Star Wars movies – Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Star Wars: The Last Jedi – having now surpassed that figure at the worldwide box office.

We all knew it wouldn’t take long. We just didn’t think it would be quite this quick.

The Last Jedi posted an opening weekend of $220 million from 4,232 screens. That’s the second highest domestic opening of all-time behind the film’s 2015 predecessor and a 41 percent jump over the $155 million opening posted by last year’s Rogue One.

It now totals around $934.3 million since its release and is expected to hit $1 billion before the close of the year. Add in The Force Awakens’ $2.0682 billion and Rogue One’s $1.0561 billion…and we have a grand total of $4.0586 billion and counting.

It’s time we demonstrated the full power of this corporation. Set your course for Fox.

The success of The Last Jedi has also pushed the Star Wars saga to a grand total of $8.6999 billion worldwide. Expect it to be pushing the $10 billion mark when Episode VIII and May’s Solo: A Star Wars Story both finish their run.

Solo: A Star Wars Story is set to be released on May 25 next year.

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