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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Broke Box Office Records, Of Course

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by Jacob Hall December 20, 2015 @ 12:01 PM
Star Wars: The Force Awakens was always going to make enough money to make most blockbusters tremble in fear. That was inevitable. It’s a Star Wars movie. The big question lingering over this opening weekend concerned whether or not it’s surely enormous opening weekend would break the records set by Jurassic World earlier this year. And now, with the early estimates in, we can answer that question: yes and no.

‘The Force Awakens’ Reveals a Couple of Hidden ‘Star Wars’ Cameos

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by Britt Hayes December 20, 2015 @ 11:32 AM
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By now, you probably know all about some of the cameos in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, like Daniel Craig’s secret appearance and the actors behind the voice of BB-8. But there are a couple more hidden cameos you most likely didn’t notice — as it...

‘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.