As you may already know, Star Wars: The Force Awakens has crossed the $1 billion dollar mark at the box office. The movie became the fastest ever to reach that goal, with just 12 days in theaters. What’s even more impressive is the fact that Star Wars has yet to open in China, which is the second largest movie-going market. Taking both its record and unopened market(s) into consideration, its chances of passing Avatar ($2.7 billion) for all time box office gross has definitely increased.
I don’t think I’ve ever been more happier, and somewhat proud, for a movie to gross a $1 billion like I was after hearing this. I guess its because its Star Wars and its dear to my heart.
When these kinds of movies reach this amount of box office success is when we should all be excited. Nothing informs a studio of the audience’s thoughts on their movie like the number of tickets sold. It leads to more movies like it being made. We’ve seen several movies reach this level of success and have underwhelming quality (Transformers 4). However, Star Wars: The Force Awakens deserves this kind of success. There has never been the kind of anticipation leading up to a movie like this one, and for many (95% on RT), including myself, it delivered on bringing back the Star Wars we all know and love.
For those who feel the same, whether you’ve seen the movie just once so far, or twice, or SIX TIMES, you should be proud. You told Disney that Star Wars is on the right track, and they got your message. Whatever criticisms you may have on the film overall, you’re at the very least eager to see what happens next. Here’s to a Star Wars movie hopefully being the highest grossing movie of all time!
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go watch it again…