'Star Wars' is making tons of money, because duh

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In a turn of events that will shock precisely nobody, a fantasy adventure space film called Star Wars: The Force Awakens is making insane amounts of money.


You may have heard of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which is the latest in a film series commonly known as Star Wars. It's about heroes and villains on other planets who battle each other, and robots and Wookies and stuff, and The Force which is a big deal, and lots of people are very into it, so much so that a great many of them purchased a ticket to it over the past few days.


Spoiler alert: the movie is good! (Other alert: it's a Disney movie, and Disney is one of the parent companies of Fusion.)

"But how much money has this movie made?" you are no doubt asking. Let's let CNN break it down:

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" took in a record breaking $120.5 million at the U.S. box office for its opening day on Friday. That number blasted the opening day record in the U.S., held by "Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2," which made $91.7 million on its opening day in 2011…The record for a weekend's take looks to be the next to fall. Disney is now projecting that those estimates may come in on Sunday at roughly $220 million.

That is a very large amount of money. Tune in on Sunday to see if Star Wars can boldly go where no blockbuster franchise has gone before, in an international-rollout-on-thousands-of-screens-and-did-it-hit-all-the-quadrants-way. (Yes, we know we just quoted that other Star thing franchise. There's room for both!)

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