Cheddar: Is Star Wars the biggest franchise in movie history?

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How does Star Wars stack up with the biggest franchises in movie history?

The original Star Wars made just $1.6 million in its opening weekend back in 1977. Thirty-eight years later, “The Force Awakens” pulled in $248 million when it opened, setting a record at the time.

Technically, only Marvel beats it – but the Marvel Cinematic Universe includes 28 movies while Star Wars has made a combined $9.3 billion with just 11 theatrical releases. It’s not bad considering Disney bought Lucas Films for just $4 billion back in 2012.

Cheddar will air “Farewell to the Force” on Thursday, Dec. 19 to celebrate the release of the final film of the Skywalker saga.

 

 

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