Star Wars: The Force Awakens Breaks Movie Records

Katherine Garcia

Chronicle Reporter

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It is the multi-million dollar franchise. It is the global phenomenon. It is Star Wars. From its first release in May of 1977, Star Wars quickly became a film that captivated many all over the world. Its basic story line is based on a dark force, the antagonist, trying to control the galaxy versus a light side of the force, the protagonists, aiming to restore the galaxy which results into a continuous feud between both forces.


All of the films are sequels to the last. The film series has been very successful globally, and has yet to fail with ringing in stellar reviews and astonishing amounts of movie ticket sales. In addition, according to the Guinness World Record, Star Wars holds first place ranking in “the most merchandise sold from a movie franchise” and for “the most viewed movie trailer within twenty- four hours’’. Fans from all over remain anxious to see what else the Star Wars series has to offer.


The latest trilogy of the series, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, was released on December 18, 2015. According to the Box Office Mojo, the film has recently earned one of its most prestigious acknowledgments for officially becoming the highest domestic grossing film of all time with an impressive 764.4 million dollars in earnings as of January 7th. Star Wars is indisputably one of the most successful films today.  

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