ByTré Roland-Martin, writer at
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Tré Roland-Martin

Many Star Wars fans everywhere are excited for the upcoming release of Episode VII: The Force Awakens, which was scheduled for release around Christmas 2015. However, I want to talk about how much money that the upcoming film should make at the box office.

#1: How much money was in the film's budget?

Well, for starters, the budget for the new Star Wars movie was around $200 million. The teaser trailer that was released a couple of months earlier in last year showed its significant use of higher-budgeted special effects and majestic scenery. However, to add to the realism of the original trilogy, the film also used puppets as characters, similar to that to characters like Yoda and the Kowakian Monkey Lizard seen in The Return of the Jedi (1983). Director J. J. Abrams also showed off the model of the Millennium Falcon that would also be used for the project.

#2: How much money I think the film should make

I'm a huge Star Wars fan, and the first film I'd seen from the franchise was, surprisingly, The Return of the Jedi. Let's see.........there are over a billion Star Wars fans in the world (I think, considering how big of a franchise it is; I'm only guesstimating!), and I think if there are over 350 million hardcore fans of both the original trilogy and the prequel trilogy (mainly in the United States and Canada), so I think the film should make about $1.9 billion at the box office, whether it be in the United States or worldwide. I'm betting that The Force Awakens could, and should, be the highest-grossing film of 2015! However, I'm kinda worried about the news that George Lucas was worrying that Disney might have ruined the whole franchise, but I think Disney did a good thing with Star Wars. Disney is one of the world's largest entertainment giants, and they even made a crossover between Star Wars and Disney Channel's animated series Phineas & Ferb (I'm not kidding, guys; I've seen it as a DVD release in one of those Target catalogues, as well as some promos on TV)! However, it's neither George Lucas' fault nor Disney's fault, because in my opinion, they both did very good things with Star Wars.

#3: In Conclusion

Since there are so many Star Wars fans in the world, there would be a big chance that [Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens](movie:711158) could make a higher amount of money than what the film's budget was, because that's the point in releasing a film.


How much money do you think Star Wars Episode VII should make at the box office?


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