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Disney’s Star Wars sales estimates are actually incredible


Plenty of budget for Stormtroopers, then...

Every day, there’s a new story about Star Wars’ inevitable success. Today is no different.

Total sales expectations for Star Wars: The Force Awakens have been hiked to lofty new heights.

As hype for the sci-fi flick grows, Goldman Sachs now projects total sales of $8 billion globally.

That includes $1.95 billion from the global box office, up from a previous $1.5 billion.

The rest of the staggering total sum comes courtesy of estimated retail sales further down the line.

The box office figures alone would mean that the new Star Wars movie would rank third for highest-grossing films ever.

The Force Awakens would only place behind Avatar (2009) and Titanic (1997).

Here’s a list of highest-grossing films (credit: Wikipedia):

highest grossing films

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But Disney’s river of gold doesn’t run dry there; Goldman Sachs also predicts movie merchandise to net the company $6 billion.

That’s not bad, considering Disney only paid a trifling $4.05 billion to acquire Lucasfilm – and the rights to the Star Wars franchise – in 2012.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens releases across the UK on Thursday, December 17.

Have you booked tickets to see Star Wars yet? Let us know in the comments.


December 16, 2015, 12:13 pm

I've seen it, my embargo lifted this morning. It is everything and more besides! One of the best action adventure films in ages, Star Wars universe aside. As for the fans, they will not be disappointed in the slightest.


December 16, 2015, 2:36 pm

I'll wait for the DVD version


December 16, 2015, 3:19 pm

If I don't get a chance to watch it at the cinema, I will wait for the Ultra Blu ray 4k next year.


December 16, 2015, 4:18 pm

Why do they even need to market Star Wars stuff, the product sells itself.

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