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By the Numbers FUN FACTS & FIGURES


1. by Steve Brearton 64 | CPA MAGAZINE | DECEMBER 2015


Tour De Force On December 18, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker reappear in Canadian theatres. Star Wars: The Force Awakens screens 38 years after the original movie


1 Occasions creator George Lucas


Billions of dollars in revenue generated by director J.J. Abrams’ 12 previous pictures, including Star Trek Into Darkness. Abrams is the fifth person to direct a Star Wars release


3


appeared on screen in a Star Wars movie (a cameo in Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, at the Galaxies Opera House). In 2012, Lucas sold his company and the franchise to Disney for more than $4 billion*


2.2 Billions of dollars in total revenue for


the Star Wars franchise to date. Global box-office receipts for The Force Awakens are expected to double that number


11 Millions of dollars spent on the making


of the original 1977 Star Wars. The latest film’s budget is estimated at up to $200 million


31 Millions of YouTube views in the 24 hours


following the April release of The Force Awakens’ second teaser trailer. The teaser immediately boosted Disney’s stock by $2 billion


63 Age of actor Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker)


while filming The Force Awakens. Sir Alec Guinness was a year younger when filming scenes as Obi-Wan Kenobi in 1976


450 Dollars earned per week by Peter Mayhew


(Chewbacca) in the first Star Wars movie. Producers’ fees and actors’ wages totalled $750,000


1,000 Dollar value of some vintage Luke


Skywalker action figures. Revenue for new Star Wars consumer products is expected to reach $5 billion over the next year


*All figures in US dollars


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