If you still have not seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens, we promise….no spoilers in this article. We DO promise to show you a bunch of fantastic tribute art by the creative collective known as the Poster Posse.
By Vincent Aseo
After it’s opening weekend, it’s glaringly clear that Disney got a steal when they bought the Star Wars franchise back in 2012 for just over $4 billion dollars. Take a look at some of the art by the Poster Posse and behold some numbers from a recent CNN article that will boggle your mind:
$529 million — The global box office opening of the film, which beat the previous record of $525 million held by “Jurassic World.”
$248 million — The film’s opening weekend box office in North America, which overtook the $208.8 million record of “Jurassic World.”
$119.1 million — How much the film brought in on its opening day in the U.S. on Friday, roughly $30 million more than the previous opening-day record.
By Luke Butland
$50.6 million — The film’s opening box office in the United Kingdom.
58% — Percentage of this weekend’s audience that was male.
63% — Percentage of this weekend’s audience who were over the age of 25.
By Chris Malbon
95% — The film’s score on review site, RottenTomatoes.com.
47% — Percentage of the box office total that came from 3-D screenings.
4,134 — Number of theaters the film opened in.
By Marko Manev
$57,568 — The film’s per theater average, the highest opening weekend for a wide release film.
$4 billion — The price Disney paid for the franchise’s production company, Lucasfilm, in 2012.
$4.8 billion — How much the “Star Wars” franchise has made since its original installment in 1977.
By Simon Delart
By Nick Runge
$1.4 billion — 1977’s “Star Wars” U.S. total box office, adjusted for inflation.
10 — Number of years between the last “Star Wars” film, “Revenge of the Sith,” and “The Force Awakens.”
32 — Number of years between “The Return of the Jedi” and “The Force Awakens.”
By Rich Davies
By Ben Mcleod
73 — Age of Harrison Ford, who plays the film’s iconic hero, Han Solo.
3 — Number of “Star Wars” films in the top 15 biggest box office films of all-time, adjusted for inflation.
20 — Duration in hours of the “Star Wars” movie marathon that took place in theaters across the country last week.
360 — Days until the release of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” Disney’s first “Star Wars” spinoff film.
522 — Days until the release of “Star Wars: Episode VIII,” the next chapter in the “Star Wars” saga.
The Poster Posse did 5 full reveals, or as they called them, “episodes.” Click the links below to see them in all their glory. They are also running a contest where three lucky fans can win a print of their choice from all five “episodes.’ CLICK HERE to learn more.
Not resting on this unofficial tribute, they also launched an officially licensed solo exhibit in Marseille, France with Le Cafe’ Pixel. CLICK HERE to see this spectacular event. Art from this exhibit will be going onsale via ACME ARCHIVES in January 2016 so stay tuned and we’ll give you more info when we get it.