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‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Smashed Some Box Office Records This Weekend

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by Britt Hayes December 20, 2015 @ 11:14 AM
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This news will hardly come as a shock, but Star Wars: The Force Awakens broke some pretty big box office records this weekend — not just one, but several, as Disney and Lucasfilm’s flagship installment of the new trilogy hit theaters Thursday night, quickly shattering a couple of records in its first 24 hours before completely dominating the weekend. Again: hardly surprising, right?

SNL Will Awaken The Force With Adam Driver Hosting 2016 Premiere

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick December 20, 2015 @ 2:35 AM
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SNL alum Tina Fey and Amy Poehler certainly commandeered some spotlight away from Star Wars with a dual-hosting close to 2015, but Kylo Ren may have the last laugh. The Force Awakens and Girls star Adam Driver will make his SNL hosting debut in January, the first not-ready-for-primetime player lead of 2016.

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Features J.J. Abrams’ Signature Easter Egg

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by Britt Hayes December 19, 2015 @ 1:51 PM
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J.J. Abrams squeezes a few Abrams-specific easter eggs into Star Wars: The Force Awakens, including a couple of LOST stars in small, supporting roles and at least one little nod you probably didn’t notice — though it’s appeared in every one of Abrams’ movie and TV projects. Did you catch it? And no, it’s not Slusho.

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Use ‘Star Wars’ Action Figures to Convince You to See ‘Sisters’

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by Britt Hayes December 18, 2015 @ 6:02 PM
In a bit of clever Jedi mind-trick-thinking, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler appeared on Late Night With Seth Meyers last night to promote Sisters…using Star Wars toys. Fey and Poehler’s new comedy has the unfortunate timing of opening the same weekend as The Force Awakens, but rather than bemoan their luck, the duo have fully embraced it, from satirizing J.J. Abrams’ behind-the-scenes featurette to telling everyone who asks that they’re totally not worried about it.

50 ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Rumors That Turned Out to Be Completely False

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by Matt Singer December 18, 2015 @ 1:26 PM
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From basically the first moment Star Wars: Episode VII was announced, nerds began speculating about what it would entail. Would the original characters appear? Would their children appear? Would C-3PO have a red arm for absolutely no reason? The rumors were rampant, and they remained rampant right up through this month, when the movie finally arrived in theaters. And now that Star Wars is in theaters, we thought it might be fun to look back at some of the big rumors that floated around the internet for the last three years. How much did people predict?

Daniel Craig’s ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Cameo Revealed

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by Mike Sampson December 18, 2015 @ 12:08 PM
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Earlier this year, Simon Pegg accidentally let it slip that Daniel Craig — Bond, James Bond himself — would be making an appearance in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. When asked about his own cameo, Pegg replied, “I wasn’t a Stormtrooper. Daniel Craig, he was a Stormtrooper,” before very quickly adding, “I shouldn’t have said that.” Craig would later shoot down the report saying, “Why would I ever bother doing something like that?” but it turns out, it was all true and we can tell you where to find 007.

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Already Breaking Box Office Records, Made $57 Million on First Night

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by Mike Sampson December 18, 2015 @ 11:01 AM
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Most people assumed that Star Wars: The Force Awakens would break box office records in its opening weekend, but no one thought it would happen quite this fast. With only one night of preview showings in the books, Disney announced that The Force Awakens has already made $57 million, setting a new record for preview night.

Let’s Talk About the Ending of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ (SPOILERS)

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by ScreenCrush Staff December 18, 2015 @ 9:53 AM
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Hype and speculation about Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been ubiquitous, at least in our line of work, pretty much every day of every week of every month since Disney acquired George Lucas’ company and the rights to Star Wars back in 2012. Three years later, The Force Awakens is finally in theaters. And since it’s already made about $100 million in just one day of release, we’re guessing a lot of people have already seen it and are ready to discuss those spoilers that have been kept so well hidden for all these years. That’s what we’re here to discuss.

Read the Full ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Opening Crawl

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by ScreenCrush Staff December 18, 2015 @ 8:05 AM
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It’s one of the most iconic movie openings in all of movie history: the Star Wars opening crawl. Every Star Wars movie starts the same way, with “A Long Time Ago, In a Galaxy Far, Far Away” fading into the booming John Williams title as the Star Wars logo retreats back from the screen. And then the opening crawl begins, serving as a three-paragraph prologue to the film. And now, you can read the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens opening crawl in full.