“a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away”
The seventh Star Wars film – The Force Awakens is out tomorrow (in case you hadn’t heard!) …
Even the massive franchise that is Star Wars started out small, the original movie took $11 million to make in 1977 (the equivalent of $40 million in today’s money), but made $786 million worldwide at the box office. In contrast, the production budget for the new film is $200 million!
Now, the combined box office revenue of all the Star Wars films is $4.38 billion. Star Wars also holds a Guinness World Records title for the “Most successful film merchandising franchise.”
In 2012, the total value of the Star Wars franchise was estimated at USD $30.7 billion, including box-office receipts as well as profits from their video games and DVD sales (source: wikipedia).
So, out of something small, big things can happen
The original Star Wars story was even rejected in its early concept stages, so don’t ever give up testing new ideas and concepts in your small business and refining your product or services – you never know, the force may be with you 🙂
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