Star Wars: Episode VII might be two years away, but that isn’t stopping Disney from thinking about all of the money the film stands to make from eager fans.
Coming off the heels of the train wreck known as The Lone Ranger, the studio is probably in the market for a little good news right now. This could be the reason why we’re getting box office predictions for a movie that doesn’t even exist yet.
Dark Horizons is reporting that director J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII stands to make around $1.2 billion globally. Never underestimate the power of the Force.
Credit Suisse’s Michael Senno told Variety that the studio will likely make a considerable amount of money when the film finally finds its way into theaters in 2015.
“The ‘Star Wars’ franchise should drive strong profit growth and mitigate risk at the studio with fewer risky high budget films,” Senno told trade publication.
When everything is said and done, the studio should have enough money to cover the cost of Johnny Depp’s recent financial disaster. Senno expects Disney to make around $733 million in profits from the next installment of the beloved Star Wars saga.
The Inquisitr previously reported that The Lone Ranger could end up losing a whopping $190 million. Although this number would be a serious problem for most studios, Disney has a cash cow looming on the horizon that could ease their box office woes.
At the moment, there’s not much information about Star Wars: Episode VII making the rounds online. What we do know is that J.J. Abrams will direct the sequel and scribe Michael Arndt will tackle the script. Beyond that, your guess is as good as mine.
Even if Episode VII is the very definition of a bad movie, chances are it will still make a ton of money at the box office. Just how much remains to be seen.
Do you think Star Wars: Episode VII will earn $1.2 billion worldwide?
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