'Star Wars' collection makes an ungodly amount of money, setting Blu-ray record


Image Credit: Lucasfilm

Darth Vader might have said "Noooooo," but Star Wars fans around the world were saying "Yeeeesss." The 9-disc Star Wars: The Complete Saga collection set a record for the high-def Blu-ray format, earning $84 million worldwide. (Over half a million units were sold in the United States, although it's unclear at this time how many of those units were purchased resentfully.) It's an indication that consumer interest in the franchise shows no sign of slowing down. In a press release, Kayleen Walters, senior director of marketing for Lucasfilm, said, "Our fan's enthusiasm to celebrate Star Wars continues to amaze us." It's certainly good news for the upcoming 3-D rerelease of the series, which kicks off in February with Star Wars -- Episode I; The Phantom Menace, a film which everyone can agree can't possibly be made worse by 3-D. [Via Deadline]

Follow Darren on Twitter: @EWDarrenFranich

Comments (12 total) Add your comment
  • macabre

    buying them only encourages him to keep screwing with them

  • William Shatner

    Star Trek is better than Star Wars. Star Wars is derivative of Star Trek and while Trek is about relationships and stories that involved humanity and philosophical questions, Star Wars is about special effects. J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek is proof of Trek’s superiority over Star Wars, because not only does Star Trek deal with more human principles but it now has more special effects than Star Wars, so Star Wars has nothing to stand on.

  • Quirky

    I’ve never been able to decide who gets more upset when someone messes with their religion; Muslims, Christians or Star Wars fans.

  • JLD

    I believe Luke Skywalker said Noooooo!

  • Kinger

    What if that comment was from the real William Shatner? How cool would that be?

  • Clete

    Why wasn’t Jabba the Hut shown up on American Idol?

  • E.B. Berman

    In case anyone is counting, mine were bought resentfully. Also. Episode 1 can be made worse with 3-D. Now all the sucking is RIGHT IN YOUR FACE!!!

  • LOL

    America loves crap.

  • viviennewestwood

    This is some great news. With a few new sites going live this is excellent information to use to make a plan of action. I just had to drop which you line to mention that i thoroughly enjoyed this post from yours, I get subscribed for a RSS feeds and have skimmed a few of your articles or blog posts before but this one really were standing out in my situation. Youll appreciate your appreciation. Together with keep operating a blog. Thanks again guys for sharing such excellent information!

  • viviennewestwood

    Thanks for interesting blog post. You guys are always provide information that it makes it impossible not to want to buy your next product ;I cant wait to see what you guys come up with based on all your research and data that you gather.

  • hitech review

    My brother recommended I may like this blog. He was totally right. This submit truly made my day. You can not imagine simply how a lot time I had spent for this info! Thanks!

  • Increase your social presence easy & fast for FREE!

    I like the helpful information you supply on your articles. I will bookmark your blog and check again right here frequently. I’m fairly sure I’ll be informed a lot of new stuff right here! Best of luck for the next!

Add your comment
The rules: Keep it clean, and stay on the subject - or we may delete your comment. If you see inappropriate language, e-mail us. An asterisk (*) indicates a required field.

When you click on the "Post Comment" button above to submit your comments, you are indicating your acceptance of and are agreeing to the Terms of Service. You can also read our Privacy Policy.

Latest Videos in Movies


From Our Partners

TV Recaps

Powered by WordPress.com VIP