In 2012, Disney bought Lucasfilm for the price tag of $4.06 billion.
Walt Disney Studios has marketed over $4 billion in ticket sales from the new Star Wars movies. Likewise, it does not cover the millions spent on production and marketing. Horror movies, which do not quite play to the same effect on Netflix and other streaming services, were a particular bright spot for theaters, with films like "It" and "Get Out" becoming cultural sensations.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens kicked things off in 2015 with a whopping $2.068 billion globally. That should bring its domestic total to $187 million by Sunday's end.
"Beauty and the Beast", also a Disney release, netted out with $504 million for the year. It is pacing 36 percent of ahead of last year's Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The film was something of a gamble, being the first Star Wars film not connected to the events of the main series, but that seems like a foolish concern in hindsight.
Actors Anthony Daniels, Joonas Suotamo, Lupita Nyong'o, Andy Serkis, Laura Dern, Benicio del Toro, Kelly Marie Tran, Adam Driver, Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Gwendoline Christie, Domhnall Gleeson, Writer/Director Rian Johnson, Producer Ram Bergman, Composer John Williams and Producer Kathleen Kennedy at Star Wars:The Last Jedi Premiere at The Shrine Auditorium on December 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. As of this writing, the sequel sits at over $914 million. Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens in US theaters on December 15, 2017.
At the domestic box office, however, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is close behind The Last Jedi, earning second place with an estimated $50.6 million.
Acevedo said on Twitter earlier Sunday that the situation was "contained" and there were no specific threats to Houston . It comes as cities across the USA and around the world step up security for New Year's Eve celebrations.
That was followed by "The Greatest Showman", a musical in which Hugh Jackman plays the legendary circus impresario PT Barnum. The film, from the director of "The Descendants" and "Sideways", garnered a 52 percent positive rating from critics.
This was a clear sign that BJP was not keen on sending its central leaders or ministers to the states as CM. Dhumal, who had lost from Sujanpur, clarified that he was not in contention for the post of CM.
Amazon issued an after-Christmas press release - as always, it talked a lot about its services but was shy on details. And more than 1,400 electronics products were ordered per second on a mobile device this holiday season.
After Schnatter's comments , white supremacists vowed to make Papa John's the official pizza of the so-called alt-right. The website posted a picture of a Papa John's pizza with a swastika fashioned from pepperoni.
Second, it got me looking back into games I half-completed or overlooked, wondering if they would receive a PS4 remaster. The new version will include an online battle feature, support for cross-saving and an all-new character named "Rin".
Garner endorsed Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders for president, and she campaigned for the senator from Vermont. She had been in a coma since 23 December after suffering a heart attack triggered by an asthma attack.
The SEC suspended the trading in the company until January, citing "concerns regarding the accuracy and adequacy of information". It seems that the "dominos effect" is going to both crypto and non-crypto companies.
Bitcoin Cash is a "forked" version - or alternative version - of bitcoin, the most traded and most prominent cryptocurrency. Trading resumed at $4,329 Wednesday morning, quickly correcting closer to other BCH exchanges in the $3,300-$3,500 range.
However, when Himachal Pradesh MLA Asha Kumari tried to join this exalted league, the tabled turned surprisingly on her. After the incident, Kumari, who is also AICC in-charge for Punjab, issued an apology for slapping the lady police.
A British woman accused of smuggling drugs into Egypt has been jailed for three years, according to reports. There had been concerns that she could face up to 25 years in jail, or even the death penalty.
The vice president wanted to make sure that he was in place to break a tie if it were necessary, the official said. The leader of Egypt's Coptic Church had already cancelled his meeting with Pence to protest the United States move.
"Obama has now been named the most admired man 10 times, trailing only Dwight Eisenhower, who earned the distinction 12 times". Still, it's the 22nd time Clinton's been rated the most admired woman - more than any other man or woman ever on the list.
Photo Sandra Bullock , left, and Cate Blanchett in a scene from the trailer for "Ocean's 8 ". "We're not a reboot", she told EW . Matt Damon and Carl Reiner reprise their original roles in the Ocean's franchise as Linus Caldwell and Saul Bloom, respectively.
He seemed to be in great form as always. "To beat Carlsen who has been so dominant in last few years felt like an accomplishment". With four points out of a possible six, Anand is a point behind eight leaders on five points apiece and now shares the 18th spot.
Geely also owns the company that makes London's black cabs and bought British sports carmaker Lotus back in August . Geely will take control of 88.47m of A-shares and 78.77m of B-shares, giving it control of 15.6% of the votes.
The members of the Christian community met their relatives and friends and exchanged greetings with one another. As every year, Christmas served to renew Catholics' faith in life and the work of God's Son on earth.
The county unemployment rates for November 2017 will be published on Thursday, December 28th, at 1:30pm CT. The leisure and hospitality segment lost about 1,700 jobs in November, compared with October.
So, Reliance Jio now has a Rs 199 tariff plan like other telecom operators, and it offers better benefits than others. There is yet another prepaid pack, priced at Rs. 197, which offers 1GB data per day with a validity of 14 days.
After Patrick Jiron , 80, admitted to having marijuana, the deputies performed a search with the help of a drug canine. Vrbka said the couple claims to not have known it was illegal to transport marijuana in the state of Nebraska.
Atletico boss Diego Simeone has said Griezmann could leave with his blessing if a "unique opportunity" came along. It is believed that Atletico Madrid are set to report FC Barcelona for reportedly approaching Antoine Griezmann .
The list goes on as Xiaomi makes Wi-Fi routers, repeaters, VR headsets, vehicle chargers, Bluetooth headset, and even backpacks. The Redmi Note 4 variant with double the storage will also be getting a generous Rs 1,000 discount during the sale.