Hollywood’s ‘Star Wars’ is still the best-selling film of all time
The biggest selling film of 2015 was “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” which made a $1.7 billion domestic opening weekend, the biggest single-day domestic box office in history.
That makes it the fourth-biggest-selling movie of all-time, trailing only “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2,” “The Lion King” and “Jurassic World.”
The movie was also the best selling movie of 2015.
The previous two best-sellers are “Harry Potters” and the “Harry & Molly” franchise, which is still dominating the box office.
The success of the movie also has the Hollywood studios, who are also producing “Star Trek Beyond,” “Thor: Ragnarok” and other new movies, worried that the box-office success of “Star War” is eroding their clout.
The industry has been watching the box offices closely since the release of “The Force Awakens.”
But the movies have also become big business for the studios, which now own more than 50% of all movie theaters in the U.S.
The studios have been working on new deals with major movie theaters, including a deal with AMC that will allow them to offer premium tickets for up to $10 for premium seats in a movie theater.
The deal is worth more than $600 million over four years, according to the Motion Picture Association of America.
The deal is a win for theaters that have been losing business to online ticket sellers.
The movies also have generated $2 billion in revenue for the theaters.
In a statement, AMC Entertainment President Michael Lombardo said the studio is “extremely proud” of its partnership with AMC Entertainment.
“We’re extremely grateful for the tremendous success of Star Wars: Episode VIII and look forward to sharing more exciting future opportunities with AMC in the years ahead,” he said.
The theater chains, which have also partnered with Netflix to make movies available to streaming platforms, have said they will keep doing so.
But AMC and the other movie theaters that participated in the deal have said it’s unfair for them to be lumped in with Netflix, which has been offering high-quality premium seating at many of the theater chains.
The theaters have also criticized the deals with Netflix as having a “slight cost” to the theaters and said they would fight any effort by the studios to force them to join the Netflix streaming service.
“If these deals are allowed to continue, AMC theaters will face the possibility of losing their place in the entertainment market,” the theater chain companies said in a statement.
The Hollywood studios have not released the movie’s box office numbers.
But a report by Deadline last month said that “Star W,” the sequel to “The Return of the Jedi,” which had a $2.4 million opening weekend at 3,086 theaters, is the top-selling non-sequel film of 2016, earning $5.3 million.
That movie is the second-bigger-selling title of all times, behind “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” (which had a similar $5 million opening).
It was followed by “The Jungle Book” ($4.3 billion) and “The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor” ($3.5 billion).