By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. Close

Forums - Movies Discussion - Disney's Star Wars $4 Billion Investment Has Already Paid For Itself

 

http://www.musictimes.com/articles/76395/20171230/star-wars-movies-make-4-billion-surpass-amount-disney-paid-to-buy-lucasfilm.htm

Disney paid $4 billion for Star Wars five years ago, this weekend The Last Jedi will combined with TFA and Rogue One have earned Disney just over $4 billion from movie ticket sales alone. 

Mind you this doesn't include things like all the merchandising money, toys, Blu-Rays/DVDs, just box office tickets. 

They made out like bandits with this deal. Lucas should have asked for $8 billion. 



Around the Network

Half of that goes to theaters though, doesn't it?



Crazy how big disney is..... and how its run these days, but still manages to rake in the cash.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXBJIZ1NXFU

(watch the entire thing, but mainly from 1m40 onwards)

 

M-I-C
I rock the mic properly
K-E-Y
Turning Profits? I've got the key
I'm the juggernaut
- of stacking knots unstoppably
The DisneyLand-lord
of your intellectually property
So get back to work
that's my dime you're wasting
I didn't buy you for billions
so you could play around debating!
You belong to Disney
Which means you stay busy
cranking out magic
and assembly line whimsy
Artists begging me to stop?
I wont let' em!
Labor conditions in my shop?
I don't Sweat'em!
I'm powerfull enough to
make a mouse gigantic
with only 3 circles I dominate the planet
clearly there's nobody near me
Im owning this battle...
Infact I own the this whole series (epic rap battles of history, and they do)
So hop on my steamboat boys
BUT don't rock it!
I'll put a smile on your face
and green in your pocket
you'll be safe and insured
when you're under my employ
NOW LOOK AT IT
gaze upon my empire of joy!

 

by far the best epic rap battle song.

Last edited by JRPGfan - on 30 December 2017

KLAMarine said:
Half of that goes to theaters though, doesn't it?

It's closer to 35% actually. Theaters make their money from popcorn and soda. 

Still that figure doesn't count toys, t-shirts, home video, etc. sales. Obviously they make several times more there. 



Umm... you forgot to factor in the cost of making the movies and marketing them.

Last edited by Ka-pi96 - on 30 December 2017

Bet Shiken that COD would outsell Battlefield in 2018. http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8749702

Around the Network

Obviously. They could have sold bricks with the Star Wars logo on it and they would have made back the money by now.



Ka-pi96 said:

Umm... you forgot to factor in the cost of making the movies and marketing them.

Which is dwarfed by the amount they make from toy sales alone. In reality factoring in total profit from TFA and Rogue One (meaning all merchandising and home video sales included), they probably eclipsed $4 billion in profit from those two films alone. 

Everything from here on out is basically just printing them money. 



Honestly, Lucas could have asked for double and they'd still have paid it, simply because Star Wars is so big that there's absolutely no doubt whatsoever that it'll make money... the franchise literally prints money for whoever owns it, in this case it's Disney.



Ps..... didnt the mouse just buy FOX? Disney really is a unstoppable juggernaut in the tv industry.



Bristow9091 said:
Honestly, Lucas could have asked for double and they'd still have paid it, simply because Star Wars is so big that there's absolutely no doubt whatsoever that it'll make money... the franchise literally prints money for whoever owns it, in this case it's Disney.

Lucas really sold for a low bar. Star Wars is worth way more than $4 billion dollars.