The Star Wars franchise officially came back to our screens. In what may be the revolutionary motion picture of the decade, the franchise unveiled its seventh episode, in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. How apt the name was, because after a decade of silence, series did just that; awaken with force. In just five days of release, it amassed a record $300 million dollars, a feat that took former record holder Jurassic World eight days. And that was just a start.
The catalogs of records being set by this film are dazzling, Star Wars: according to Disney, it is the all-time best seller in the US at $764.4 million, ousting worldwide best seller Avatar at $760.5 million. Movie critics believe it will have to play well in China, where it opens on Saturday (9 January), to beat the record set by Avatar. The profits are also quickly climbing. Having been made on a $200 million budget, it racked up $1 billion dollars in just a week from sales.
The movie has a back and forth plot developing technique, it started with episode VI in A New Hope (1977), V in The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and finally The Return Of The Jedi (1983). Adopted a new sequel with episode I in The Phantom Menace (1999), II in Attack Of The Clones (2002) and III in Revenge Of The Sith (2005). The Force Awakens is the VII episode, to be followed by two sequels in 2017 and 2019.
It clamoured the position of fourth highest-grossing global movie of all time after just three weeks in release. It reunited cast stars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill blending them with new talent in Daisy Ridley and John Boyega, making it a game changer.
The highly anticipated film cracked the record for the biggest US Christmas Day box office takings in history with $49.3m, when it opened on 16 December. In most countries with the ticket sales of $529m it became the fastest film to make $1bn (£674m) at the global box office.
You might be right to say this is the first Star Wars film for a decade, but the Star Wars machine has never stopped working – boosted by toys, games, cartoons, books, theme-park rides and bundles of merchandise. The series have made Toys over $ 12bn, DVDs and videos worth $ 3.8bn, books for $ 1.8bn, video games $2.9bn, box office $4.3bn, other things 1.3bn.
So it remains to be seen if Star Wars, The Force Awakens will surely topple the all time global box office sales. Chano8 will surely avail the stats with time.