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and their best chance in life is to be married off when theyre barely even teenagers and start having children of their own." China will be hoping that the Congress brings a refocus on economic reform and a mellowing of bellicose rhetoric. ".There is no question on whether or not the film will be profitable but rather how big it could end up being" says the report (Already the six episodes in the Star Wars saga released so far have brought in $73 billion in inflation-adjusted dollars) Thats good news for newish Lucasfilm head and Star Wars producer Kathleen Kennedy profiled in the latest issue of Fortune (Disney bought Lucasfilm for $4 billion back in 2012 shortly after Kennedy came on board) The long-time filmmaker has spent decades producing some of the biggest blockbusters in history including the Indiana Jones series and ET the Extra-Terrestrial But if analysts projections ring true The Force Awakens will be her biggest moneymaker to date (and the third-highest-grossing film to date trailing only 2009s Avatar and 1997s Titanic "This is just the calm before the storm" says Paul Dergarabedian a senior analyst with box-office research firm Rentrak "The closer we get to the films release the excitement is going to reach a fever pitch" Dergarabedian expects the upcoming movie the first Star Wars episode in a decade to break box office records during its first weekend in theaters "Theres never been an opening weekend over $100 million in December" he says "If any movie can break it in December it would be The Force Awakens" If current demand for Star Wars-themed merchandise is any indication the film could end up having a Frozen-like impact on Disneys bottom line Earlier this month an estimated 130000 fans showed up at midnight openings across the country to get their hands on a new lineup of Star Wars toys One of the most popular new products a lovable new droid called BB-8 sold out on Amazon in the first 13 minutes it was available (Some fans complained that retailers were severely understocked on many items) According to Morgan Stanleys Swinburne Disney could see an additional $5 billion in branded toys video games and other products in 2016 alone And while its too soon to tell just how big of a hit the movie will be Rentraks Dergarabedian raises a good point: "Very few movie brands instill the kind of passion and love for the material and the characters as Star Wars" he says "Its a huge legacy and could pay dividends for Disney for decades to come" This article originally appeared on Fortunecom Contact us at [email protected] just three weekends Asif Kapadia’s Amy is quickly becoming one of the top-grossing documentaries in recent years excluding Disney nature films and concert docs The critically acclaimed film recounts the life and death of British singer and songwriter Amy Winehouse who died four years ago today of alcohol poisoning She was 27 Amy has become the top-grossing documentary of the year so far with $47 million for A24 and is a day or two away from eclipsing the Oscar-winning 20 Feet From Stardom which grossed $49 million in 2014 The documentary space is tough; Citizenfour this year’s Oscar winner topped out at $28 million after its release in fall 2014 Box office observers say Amy one of the best-reviewed films of the year (it sports a 97 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes) has every chance of ultimately earning $7 million or more in the US So far this decade the only docs to earn more than $7 million were Babies in 2010 ($73 million) and a pair of titles from conservative pundit Dinesh D’Souza In 2012 D’Souza’s 2016: Obama’s America grossed $335 million followed by $144 million for America: Imagine the World Without Her in 2014 A24 has already begun an awards campaign for Amy which first opened in six theaters over the July 3-5 weekend The doc scored a strong location average of $37098 The following weekend Amy upped its theater count to 341 taking in $18 million to zoom up the chart to No 12 Last weekend Amy moved into a total of 435 theaters grossing $11 million A24 distribution chief Heath Shapiro says the doc will continue to expand in the coming weeks “If you look at quality in the marketplace we are really distinctive It’s gotten such superlative reviews and the word of mouth has been tremendous” he says “We are playing in every major market a rare achievement for a documentary And it’s playing well in crossover commercial houses as well as in arthouses” Those more commercial theaters include Pacific Theaters The Grove in Los Angeles and AMC Empire 25 in New York City’s Times Square Amy is also pulling in some of its biggest numbers from theaters in San Francisco Toronto Washington DC.

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