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  • Star Wars The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens won’t be the best picture at the Oscars

    “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” has been snubbed by the Academy Awards in the best picture category. The Disney helmed movie was nominated for five Academy Awards on Thursday morning including film editing, original score, and visual effects. The Star Wars sequel has already earned more than $1.7 billion worldwide, that’s more than the combined box office […]

  • The Force Awakens Box Office Records

    ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ breaks the U.S. box office record

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens can now claim top honor after it surpassed James Cameron’s Avatar as the highest grossing movie in America. Walt Disney sent out an official press release Wednesday around 4:30 pm, saying that the film has earned $770 million in its three-week run. Avatar ran in theaters for seven months and […]

  • George Lucas film for the fans

    George Lucas says he sold Star Wars to ‘white slavers’

    George Lucas sat down this week with Charlie Rose to discuss his true feelings about “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and his thoughts about Disney’s take on his beloved classic. Lucas tells Rose he was against making the new movie “for the fans” and that he sold Lucasfilm to “white slavers,” referring to Disney. It […]

  • Disney Stock

    The Force Is Not With Disney Stock, Despite ‘Star Wars’ Records

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens took its long-awaited box office bow last night, and the early indications are that fans are piling into theaters in droves to see the latest adventures of a galaxy far, far away. But not everybody at Disney might be celebrating. Shares of the company’s stock are trading down 4% on […]

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens Box Office

    ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ On Track To Shatter Box Office Records

    Disney’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens is on pace for a record-breaking opening weekend after blowing past the preview night mark set by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 with an estimated $57 million. Because Thursday screenings, known in the industry as “previews,” are included in the Friday box office figures, the new […]

  • 1970s Star Wars Memorabilia Auction at Sothebys

    Sotheby’s Is Auctioning Star Wars Toys From The 1970s

    Sotheby’s is auctioning the “Star Wars” toy collection owned by Nigo, a Japanese DJ and owner of the clothing line Bape. Scheduled for December 11, the auction is being placed just one week before Star Wars: The Force Awakens appears in theaters. The toys debuted for just a few dollars each in the 1970s but […]

  • Star Wars Box Office

    Will The Force Awaken To A $600 Million Debut For New ‘Star Wars’?

    Online presales for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the next installment of the venerable space opera franchise, have been so strong that some analysts are predicting a $600 million global opening for the film. That’s not a surprise considering Fandango, IMAX and AMC have already reported record sales figures. “This is an extraordinary time for […]

  • Star Wars The Force Awakens

    Star Wars Broke Box Office Websites As Fans Hurried To Pre-Order Tickets

    Star Wars tickets went on sale on Monday in the UK and pre-order requests caused ticketing websites to repeatedly crash. First tickets for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” were released a full two months before the movie premiere. Online booking systems failed as angry buyers turned to Twitter, Facebook, and other social media networks to […]

  • Star Wars Theme Park at Disney

    Disney Is Building Two Star Wars Themed Amusement Parks

    We knew it was only a matter of time before the Walt Disney Company announced a Star Wars theme park and now it’s becoming a reality. The Star Wars expansions will take place at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World resorts. The company’s CEO, Bob Iger, revealed the plans at Disney’s D23 Expo. He says each […]