Culture 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' becomes fastest film to hit $1 billion

Squid Surprise

TS Evangelist
Lol... apparently you are unaware as to how Hollywood movie economics work... The US is pretty much always good for about 40+ percent of a movie's gross... Yes, the US has only 300 million people - but it also has the strongest economy, they wield the most cultural influence, strongest military, etc...

Those non-Americans among us (I'm Canadian) might resent this a bit, and bash Americans whenever we can, but the fact remains that they tend to drive the entire world pretty much wherever they want....

So the now well over $1 billion gross OUTSIDE THE US is pretty darn impressive....
 

romainB

TS Enthusiast
Lol... apparently you are unaware as to how Hollywood movie economics work... The US is pretty much always good for about 40+ percent of a movie's gross... Yes, the US has only 300 million people - but it also has the strongest economy, they wield the most cultural influence, strongest military, etc...

Those non-Americans among us (I'm Canadian) might resent this a bit, and bash Americans whenever we can, but the fact remains that they tend to drive the entire world pretty much wherever they want....

So the now well over $1 billion gross OUTSIDE THE US is pretty darn impressive....
Indeed the US sets the trend but the new star wars movie is not a movie on its own, it's a part of a series which a lot of people around the world never seen. Now, I agree it has a potential to make a lot of money but I don't think it will pass Avatar which was unique on its own for the entire globe and not just the US.
 

Cbutcher

TS Rookie
Stars Wars was the first movie I ever saw multiple times at the theatre. The films are fun to watch and I really enjoyed the new one.
 

cbaravelli

TS Rookie
Meh.
When movie theater tickets sell at $10-12 and original movie ticket prices were $2-3 in 1977...don't believe the hype.
I wanna know how many butts filled seats (excluding the Asian market).