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Star Wars Return of the revenue

Cash registers will ring again when The Force Awakens hits theatres on December 18

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Star Wars Return of the revenue

From Darth Vader coffee mugs to holiday sweaters with Chewbacca in a Santa hat, Star Wars has unleashed a galaxy of goods. Cash registers will ring again when The Force Awakens hits theatres on December 18. The film could generate more than $9 billion in revenue for Disney and its partners, from cinemas to TV networks, retailers, and toymakers. Ticket sales alone could reach $2.4 billion, according to Nomura Securities. A peek at the latest Star Wars film's impending revenue fest:

Total estimated revenue for The Force Awakens: $9.6 billion from worldwide ticket sales, merchandise, and home entertainment in the first year of release

Star Wars Return of the revenue

  • $9.8bn According to Disney's 2013 data, Toy Story 3 compares closely in revenues
  • $5bn is the estimated revenue for merchandise from The Force Awakens, which trumps the 2014 revenue for all of Hasbro at $4.3bn
  • $2.4bn is projected box-office sales for The Force Awakens, compared with $1bn for Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

HOME-ENTERTAINMENT ESTIMATES, WORLDWIDE
  • $458mn: The Force Awakens
  • $412mn: Guardians of the Galaxy
  • $685mn: Frozen
Source: Bloomberg

First Published: Tue, December 15 2015. 00:02 IST
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