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Will [Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens](tag:711158) cross the two billion dollar mark worldwide? I think it will, which will make it the third movie to do so behind James Cameron's Titanic and Avatar.

Three reasons why I think it will cross this mark, Star Wars is coming out in December. A December release for a big movie gives Star Wars three months after its release to have no competition, much like the perfect storm Titanic and Avatar had during their release. January and February are generally considered the dead months for film and any good film that comes out before these months generally thrives longer than a film released during the Summer when a new film comes out every weekend.

The second reason is the nostalgia factor. This past summer Jurassic World was released to moderate expectations, expectations that were blown out of the water when Jurassic broke box off records and went on to become the third biggest movie of all time. Star Wars has much more going for it with a fan base that goes back forty years, Jurassic World had twenty years from the original Jurassic Park with a fan base no were near the capacity of Star Wars. People have speculated, before the release of Jurassic World, that it would open to $125 million and close out somewhere near $300 million with a worldwide total around $900 million. $1.6 billion dollars later and I got the idea that maybe Star Wars has a chance to actually do what only James Cameron has done.

The third reason Star Wars will break $2 billion is the fact that the original three cast members that made the original trilogy iconic will be back in those roles to kick off this new adventure. This time it isn't just the brand name that carrying this movie to box office gold, but the fact that the character's that made what Star Wars is today are returning. What would Star Wars be like if we didn't have Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill?

What do you think? Will it cross $2 billion dollars worldwide, and if so will it come close to even taking Avatar down as the number one film of all time?


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