"Star Wars" is something we hold close to our hearts, and it has a lot of pull with our wallets, too. How many credits would you shell out for the latest "Star Wars" swag? And how much money has "Star Wars" made for its creators?
Ticket sales for \"Star Wars\" sound paltry by today's standards -- its opening weekend box office total was just over $1.5 million. Try not to compare that to the $108 million total for \"Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.\"
The weekend box office total for the 1997 re-release was more than $36 million -- but it played on about 50 times as many screens as in 1977.
The original budget for \"Star Wars\" was a cool 8 million late-'70s dollars.
Maybe all those desert scenes were a byproduct of only having $3 million left of the budget for anything besides ILM's tab. And yet, the 1997 release involved improving on those multimillion-dollar special effects.
How many people saw \"Star Wars\" more than once because they were still afraid to go to the beach after the previous $100-million movie, \"Jaws\"?
That $100 autograph may have cost Hamill some pride -- Wired put together a photo feature of other goods for sale at the con using the $100 \"Hamill\" as a unit of currency.
It might sound like a lot, but … OK, $115,000 sounds like a lot no matter how awesome the helmet is.
According to the official Lego store, the bricks to build that piece of junk will run you almost $500, before tax.
Sold separately, the droids are $5,950 and $5,450, with C-3PO being the slightly more expensive.
The bronze statue, from Sideshow Collectibles, costs $18,000.