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Star Wars: The Force Awakens expected to shift $5 billion of merchandise in first year

31 August 2015 2:50 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We all know that Star Wars: The Force Awakens is going to rake it in at the worldwide box office, with predictions of a $600 million + global opening weekend, and now analyst Tim Nollen has told The Hollywood Reporter that tie-in products for the hotly-anticipated blockbuster could pull in around $5 billion in sales within the first twelve months.

“The Force Awakens could generate $5 billion in consumer merchandise sales in its first year of release, assuming it does better than Cars 2’s $3 billion,” states Nollen. “This would easily net Disney about $500 million in licensing and retail revenue. Cars 2 sold more than $2.8 billion worth of merchandise in its first year alone in 2011, and the original Cars movie sold approximately $10 billion worth of merchandise in its first five years of release. Taking into account the strength of the Star Wars franchise, which has altogether sold over $20 billion worth of licensed goods in its lifetime, »

- Gary Collinson

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New Star Wars: The Force Awakens Promo Art Features Kylo Ren, Chewbacca, Rey And More

31 August 2015 6:08 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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As “Force Friday” rapidly approaches, fans are preparing for the onslaught of official Star Wars: The Force Awakens merchandise to hit shelves all over the world. In the build-up to that event, we’ve had quite a few early leaks, and this latest batch of promo art provides new looks at several of the characters as they’ll appear on various merchandise packaging from September onwards.

In the gallery above you’ll see the sinister Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and some of his First Order Stormtroopers, the saga’s latest doid addition Bb-8, Jakku resident and one of our new young heroes Rey (Daisy Ridley), and last but by no means least, everyone’s favourite walking carpet, Chewbacca.

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You’ll get to see the initial toy reveals before Friday, as things kick off with the first unboxing in Sydney, Australia at 7:45 a. »

- Mark Cassidy

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"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" - Lego Commercial

31 August 2015 4:30 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek footage from the new Lego TV commercial supporting director Jj Abrams' "Star Wars" live-action reboot, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens":

Cast of the new film includes Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels...

...Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac...

...Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Lupita Nyong’o and Max von Sydow.

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" will be released December 18, 2015.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"...

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- Michael Stevens

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Force Friday promotional posters

30 August 2015 2:07 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A few hours ago we brought you a Lego commercial for its upcoming range of Star Wars: The Force Awakens sets [watch it here], and with Force Friday fast approaching we now have a look at some of the promotional posters set to be on display in stores around the globe this coming Friday as Disney and Lucasfilm unleash their merchandising blitz. Of course, they’re not as polished as Drew Struzan’s D23 poster, but they certainly help to build excitement for this Friday. Check them out here…

See Also: Check out Hasbro’s full Star Wars Force Friday catalogue

 

What will you be picking up on Force Friday? Let us know in the comments below…

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set for release on December 18th and sees J.J. Abrams directing returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C- »

- Gary Collinson

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Check Out The First Commercial For Lego's Upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens Sets

30 August 2015 10:25 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is one of the most secretive movies out there right now, and whether or not the upcoming merchandise reveal will shed any light on what we should expect from it remains to be seen. For now though, we have this very cool new commercial for the upcoming Lego sets. Will you guys be picking any of these up? Let us know your thoughts below. Starring original cast members Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker and franchise newcomers, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Lupita Nyong’o and Max von SydowStar Wars Episode VII is set to be released on December 18th, 2015. Are you excited? »

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Watch a commercial for Lego’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens sets

30 August 2015 10:02 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

This coming Friday is “Force Friday”, a.k.a. the wallet-busting day that Star Wars: The Force Awakens merchandise hits the shelves, and to whet our appetites a commercial has arrived online showcasing Lego’s upcoming range of sets for the hotly-anticipated December blockbuster, as well as offering up

See Also: Star Wars: The Force Awakens Force Friday promotional posters

See Also: Check out Hasbro’s full Star Wars Force Friday catalogue

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set for release on December 18th and sees J.J. Abrams directing returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3Po), Kenny Baker (R2-D2) and Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), in addition to Adam Driver (Girls), Oscar Isaac (A Most Violent Year), Andy Serkis (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Domhnall Gleeson (Ex Machina), John Boyega (Attack the Block), Daisy Ridley (Silent Witness), Gwendoline Christie »

- Gary Collinson

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New Captain America: Civil War footage! Fantastic Four review! – Watch The Flickering Myth Movie Show #7

30 August 2015 5:34 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Black Widow can punch explosions.

Fantastic…Bore. Fantastic…Fourth Worst Movie Ever Made. Fantastic…4%. Or, as some have taken to calling it, just ‘Four’.

It was the fail story of the Summer, with Twentieth Century Fox’s tentpole superhero blockbuster bombing so hard at the box office, it took out a five-mile stretch of Odeons in the Greater Bexleyheath area. In the September edition of The Flickering Myth Movie Show, Oli Davis, Rebecca Perfect, Luke Owen and Kat Kourbeti discuss the problems with the movie, the practice of entrusting $100million+ franchises with young, independent filmmakers (think Gareth Edwards on Godzilla and Colin Treverrow on Jurassic World), and who is really to blame for the movie’s failure – Fantastic Four’s director Josh Trank, or the studio that allegedly hamstrung his production?

Fantastic Four also gets to be the first film receiving the Best Bad Reviews treatment – our new series that »

- Oli Davis

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The Week in Star Wars – Rogue One rumours, new Force Awakens footage, Kylo Ren details and more

30 August 2015 1:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In this packed edition of The Week in Star Wars, we’ve got new footage from The Force Awakens, details on new characters, some Rogue One rumours and more…

Kicking things off this week (as we usually do) with The Force Awakens and we were treated to some new footage for the movie via a teaser trailer. The footage even includes Finn carrying a lightsaber, which is pretty interesting. And for a bit of fun, here’s a trailer for The Empire Strikes Back done in the style of The Force Awakens…

…We’ve also got a some behind the scenes photo and the Bb-8 Empire cover, along with a new image of Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren, while director J.J. Abrams has been talking about the character, the First Order and Supreme Leader Snoke…

…We also found out this week that The Force Awakens will be taking over IMAX screens for an entire month. »

- Luke Owen

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In Real World, 'Compton' Not (Anytime Soon) to Break Record as Highest-Grossing Domestic Hit Directed by Black Filmmaker

28 August 2015 4:18 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'Straight Outta Compton' poster. Weekend box office: 'Straight Outta Compton' to beat weak competitors, but still far from being top blockbuster directed by black filmmaker If you thought last weekend was bad at the U.S. and Canada box office, you should see what's in store for this weekend, Aug. 28-30, '15. For starters, only one movie, F. Gary Gray's sleeper hit Straight Outta Compton, is expected to earn more than $10 million. The rest – and that includes Zac Efron, Owen Wilson, Pierce Brosnan, and the Power of (Christian) Prayer – will perform quite powerlessly indeed. In case Straight Outta Compton reaches the box office gurus' estimated $15 million, it will get close to the $140 million mark. Bear in mind there's no guarantee that will happen; despite basically no competition, the drop-off rate of Gray's hip hopping film was steeper than expected last weekend. (See updated weekend box office estimates.) Now, some »

- Zac Gille

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This 'Star Wars 7' Poster Can Be Yours on Force Friday

28 August 2015 4:01 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Next Friday not only marks the start of the Labor Day holiday weekend, but it will also be a big day for Star Wars fans around the world. Friday, September 4 is also known as Force Friday, when the first merchandise for Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be available for purchase. Several retailers are offering special items for consumers, and today we have word from Star Wars Junk that Toys "R" Us is giving away a special Star Wars: The Force Awakens poster, which you can check out below. But be warned, supplies are limited. You will definitely want to start lining up well before midnight to get your hands on it.

The promo poster features Finn (John Boyega), who is flanked by Rey (Daisy Ridley) and Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac). The poster gives us yet another look at John Boyega's Awol Stormtrooper holding a blue lightsaber, »

- MovieWeb

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"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" - 'Luke Skywalker' Leaked Image

28 August 2015 1:44 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek new teaser footage from "Star Wars: The Force Awakens", plus take a look @ a leaked image of actor Mark Hamill in costume as 'Luke Skywalker', prepping for a scene on the set :

Cast of the new film also includes Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Anthony DanielsPeter Mayhew, Kenny Baker, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley...

...Adam Driver, Oscar IsaacAndy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Lupita Nyong'o and Max von Sydow.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"...

There has been an awakening... #StarWars #TheForceAwakensA video posted by Star Wars (@starwars) on Aug 27, 2015 at 10:00am Pdt

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- Michael Stevens

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Everything we know about Star Wars: The Force Awakens, including trailers, cast, release date and spoilers

28 August 2015 6:35 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Jj Abrams hotly-anticipated continuation of the classic space saga, is fast approaching. We're mere months away from heading back to a galaxy far, far away, but there's still plenty of information floating in the ether about this sequel. Here's everything you need to know...

John Boyega is a Jedi and Kylo Ren Isn't a Sith

A video posted by Digital Spy (@digitalspy) on Aug 28, 2015 at 2:55am Pdt

A special Instagram teaser gave us a look at John Boyega's Fin wielding a blue lightsaber, allegedly the one that once belonged to Luke Skywalker. Who trained him? We don't know (possibly Luke), but what is known is that he's facing down Kylo Ren in a forest.

Those who thought that Kylo was a Sith Lord will be surprised to learn that he's in fact a "Knight of Ren". According to Jj Abrams, he works »

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Catch A Quick Look At New Star Wars: The Force Awakens Footage

27 August 2015 7:40 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

©Lucasfilm 2015

Today, Instagram announced that – in addition to square posts – you can now share photos and videos in both portrait and landscape orientation on their platform. With this update, Instagram users can upload widescreen video which will be more cinematic than ever.

This morning, Star Wars released an exclusive look at their upcoming film, The Force Awakens, using Instagram’s new landscape orientation.

As part of this collaboration, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the very first video content to be showcased in this new format for the Instagram community.

There has been an awakening… #StarWars #TheForceAwakens

A video posted by Star Wars (@starwars) on Aug 27, 2015 at 10:00am Pdt

Lucasfilm and visionary director J.J. Abrams join forces to take you back again to a galaxy far, far away as “Star Wars” returns to the big screen with Star Wars: The Force Awakens

The film stars Harrison Ford, »

- Michelle McCue

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Star Wars: The Force Awaken Gets A New Viral Video with New Footage

27 August 2015 12:43 PM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Set approximately 30 years after the defeat of the Empire and the demise of Darth Vader, the plot follows a trio of young leads, along with characters from the previous installments. The new “Star Wars” movie stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Harrison Ford as Han Solo, Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia Organa, and Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, with Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker as R2-D2. “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” hit theaters everywhere on December 18, 2015, in IMAX.

The post Star Wars: The Force Awaken Gets A New Viral Video with New Footage appeared first on Shockya.com. »

- Rudie Obias

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'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Teaser Has Kylo Ren, Finn and Lightsabers

27 August 2015 11:13 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

It's finally here! New Star Wars: The Force Awakens footage! And it's epic. We not only get to see Rey and Bb-8 in a few seconds of never-before-seen footage, we also get to see the film's epic lightsaber duel teased. Yes, Finn will be going up against Kylo Ren, using Luke Skywalker's original blue lightsaber. The fight is only hinted at, but it will surely be one of this sequel's most talked about moments. It's only a few seconds long, but well worth the wait.

Today, Instagram announced that - in addition to square posts - you can now share photos and videos in both portrait and landscape orientation on their platform. With this update, Instagram users can upload widescreen video which will be more cinematic than ever. This morning, @StarWars released an exclusive look at their upcoming film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, using Instagram's new landscape orientation. »

- MovieWeb

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New footage in Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser

27 August 2015 11:08 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The official Star Wars Instagram has released some new footage from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Whilst there are only two new shots in the short clip, the footage is certainly enough to get fans excited and gives us a look at Finn (John Boyega) with a lightsaber as he prepares to do battle with Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), as well as a shot of Rey (Daisy Ridley) and Bb-8.

See Also: Star Wars: The Force Awakens box office estimates suggest a $615 million global opening weekend

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set for release on December 18th and sees J.J. Abrams directing returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3Po), Kenny Baker (R2-D2) and Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), in addition to Adam Driver (Girls), Oscar Isaac (A Most Violent Year), Andy Serkis (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Domhnall Gleeson »

- Thomas Roach

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New Star Wars The Force Awakens footage released!

27 August 2015 10:27 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

New Star Wars The Force Awakens footage: Instagram debut new footage from the upcoming sequel in the Star Wars saga. New Star Wars The Force Awakens footage

New Star Wars The Force Awakens footage has just been released via the official Star Wars Instagram page!

Come this way to take a look at the new Star Wars The Force Awakens footage, but blink and you’ll miss it.

There has been an awakening… #StarWars #TheForceAwakens

A video posted by Star Wars (@starwars) on Aug 27, 2015 at 10:00am Pdt

This afternoon, the official Star Wars @starwars Instagram account released exclusive new footage from their upcoming film, The Force Awakens, using Instagram’s new landscape format.

Inspired by the new cinematic video format that helps showcase a long-awaited snippet of the film, the clip comes after Instagram announced today that — in addition to square posts — you can now share photos and videos »

- Paul Heath

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It's 'Finn' Vs. 'Kylo Ren' In Epic New Star Wars: The Force Awakens Teaser

27 August 2015 10:15 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

  There has been an awakening... #StarWars #TheForceAwakens A video posted by Star Wars (@starwars) on Aug 27, 2015 at 10:00am Pdt Well, that was epic! As you can see, this new preview reveals that Kylo Ren is in that snowy forest about to go to war with a lightsaber wielding Finn. We also get a new look at Bb-8 and Rey, along with another glimpse at the entire First Order ready for action. This has to mean that the new full-length trailer is on the way, and with any luck, Disney and Lucasfilm won't keep us waiting for long. Starring original cast members Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker and franchise newcomers, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Lupita Nyong’o and Max von SydowStar Wars Episode VII is set to be released on December 18th, »

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens box office estimates suggest a $615 million global opening weekend

27 August 2015 9:57 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We all know Star Wars: The Force Awakens is going to be big – the only question is, ‘how big’?

Well, according to predictions from Deadline, the first chapter of Disney’s Star Wars sequel trilogy could pull in a $615 million worldwide opening weekend, which would shatter the previous record set earlier this year by Jurassic World on $524.4 million.

See Also: Star Wars: The Force Awakens behind-the-scenes images and Bb-8 Empire cover

Analysts are suggesting a $300 million domestic opening (again, another Jurassic World record) plus a further $315 million internationally, which would almost certainly propel the J.J. Abrams-directed film to the fastest $1 billion of all time, held by – yep, you guessed it – Jurassic World, which achieved the feat in just 13 days.

The Force Awakens is set to dominate multiplexes in December and early January, playing on around 50% of screens, as well as having its run of IMAX theaters exclusively for a month. »

- Gary Collinson

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens behind-the-scenes images and Bb-8 Empire cover

27 August 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We’ve already seen Empire’s two Star Wars: The Force Awakens-themed covers [see here], and now the magazine has released the subscriber cover to the latest issue, which features the new droid Bb-8. And that’s not all, as we’ve also got a couple of behind-the-scenes images from the hotly-anticipated film featuring John Boyega’s Finn (click on either for larger versions)…

See Also: J.J. Abrams talks Kylo Ren, Supreme Leader Snoke and the First Order from Star Wars: The Force Awakens

 

See Also: The Empire Strikes Back gets Star Wars: The Force Awakens-style trailer

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set for release on December 18th and sees J.J. Abrams directing returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3Po), Kenny Baker (R2-D2) and Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), in addition to Adam Driver (Girls), Oscar Isaac (A Most Violent Year »

- Gary Collinson

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