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What Is the Star Wars Franchise Worth to Disney?

What the Star Wars franchise is worth to Disney.

Star Wars is one of (if not the) most valuable film franchises in existence. To date, the entire Star Wars franchise has grossed over $7.5 billion dollars worldwide at the box office. In fact, prior to the release of the first Star Wars film, 20th Century Fox had never made more than $37 million. 

Disney spent $4 billion to buy the Star Wars franchise from Lucasfilm in 2012, which might seem like small change given the first installment of the reboot, The Force Awakens, made over $2 billion worldwide. 

TheStreet takes a look at some of the other figures behind the wildly successful franchise and why Disney was so eager to snap it up. 

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This article was written by a staff member of TheStreet.