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OK - Star Wars has NOW toppled Avatar in the US

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is now the biggest earning film, in terms of literal box-office receipts, of all time in the US; passing the previous record holder Avatar. While it is still a fair way off the inflation-adjusted Gone With The Wind; its a good sign that the seventh Star Wars film is indeed on track to break all records. Not bad with only a couple of weeks under its belt since release!

In the never ending quest for clicks, some sites are now jumping the gun and reporting news that clearly isn't true. The most recent seems to be a few high-profile sites who have posted news items stating that Star Wars: The Force Awakens has toppled Avatar as the number one film of all time. It hasn't - by any measure - although in a strict box-office takings sense it will in the next day or so...

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Star Wars is a science fiction film series created by George Lucas. It debuted in 1977 and the first film was quickly retitled to Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. It was followed by two sequels - The Empire Strikes Back in 1980 and Return of the Jedi in 1983. A trilogy of prequel films were launched in 1999 with The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. In 2015 Star Wars returned to the screens for a new trilogy under the control of Disney with The Force Awakens directed by J J Abrams. This was follows in the main Star Wars saga by Rian Johnson's The Last Jedi with the final film of the sequel trilogy, Episode IX, due in cinemas in December 2019 with J J Abrams back at the helm,A series of spin-offs were launched in 2016 with Gareth Edwards' Rogue One, which was followed in 2018 by Ron Howard's Solo and a fourth trilogy of films has been announced for release after 2020 which will be overseen by Rian Johnson which will feature entirely new characters and an entirely separate story.In addition, there are the animated TV series The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels along with Star Wars Resistance which starts in late 2018 and finally a new live action series currently being developed by Jon Favreau set some time after the events of Return of the Jedi.

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