10 Reasons Star Wars: Rogue One Will Be 2016's Highest Grossing Movie
10. Star Wars Is Red Hot Right Now
Few franchises possess the multi-generational appeal of Star Wars. For 40 years audiences have made every new entry in the saga a certified hit, propelling the films to box office heights few other features can dream of. But while each sequel since the original boasted undoubtably impressive earnings, The Force Awakens is a different kind of beast. Episode VII earned over $900 million dollars domestically and over 2 billion worldwide. Adjusted for inflation, it even out-grossed The Empire Strikes Back and Return Of The Jedi. To date, only the 1977 original tops its tally. Star Wars mania hasnt reached these heights since the 70's. Now that The Force Awakens laid the groundwork, Rogue One can build on its predecessors success. In the past, George Lucas made fans wait for years in between Star Wars instalments. Disney has astutely opted to release a new film (in some form) every year; this will allow successive films to build upon the hype without losing momentum. So timing certainly is on Rogue One's side; Star Wars will still be fresh in moviegoers minds when the next round of marketing bombards the Internet, cinemas and TV.