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How Movie Franchises Make Their Money (Infographic)

With Disney+ launching in only a couple of days, people are gearing up to add yet another subscription streaming service to their lineup. That also means that Disney is adding another revenue source to the plethora that they already have for their myriad film franchises. But even with the advent of online streaming for entertainment, it’s not like these franchises haven’t made copious sums of money already.

But how much have some of film’s biggest franchises made and how have they made them? We have a handy infographic to show you. Take a close look at Star Wars’ merchandising revenue while you’re here.

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The Dollars and Cents of Star Wars (Infographic)

Last week, someone pointed out to me that we’re under a month to the premiere of Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens. Putting the biggest movie franchise in the world in the hands of one of the hottest sci-fi directors who happens to be a noted Star Wars fan has The Force Awakens expected to be one of the biggest movies of all-time. Analysts are expecting Episode VII to top a $1 billion gross, a half-billion dollar opening weekend and maybe even beat $2 billion at the box office.

For more on the money made by Star Wars and the money spent to make that money, we have a handy infographic for your perusal.

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The Meaning of Lightsaber Colours (Infographic)

Fans of the Star Wars movies know that there are four colours for lightsabers. The Jedi primarily use blue and green saber blades with Mace Windy rocking a purple saber. The Sith use their trademark red. If you’re fans of the Star Wars expanded universe of novels, comics and games, you could have another seven saber blade colours, each with their own meanings.

So as we continue our march to the December premiere of The Force Awakens, here’s a handy infographic that looks at the meaning of the colour of lightsabers.

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The Evolution of Star Wars Prequel Costumes (Infographic)

With a new trilogy of Star Wars sequels upcoming starting this December, it’s time for us to look at the prequels! Wait… What?

The folks over at HalloweenCostumes.com are probably doing a build-up to The Force Awakens so nobody panic. Other than Revenge of the Sith and the Episode One: Racer video game, I’m not sure that anybody is going to be doing too much celebrating of the prequels. That being said, they do have a fun little look at the evolution of the costume design of the big three characters from the prequel trilogy. Even if some of the dialogue, story and CGI were shaky, the movies were certainly visual tours de force.

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How Much Would It Cost to Build 17 Famous Movie Homes in Lego?

With The Lego Movie coming out this week, our friends at Movoto switched up from their usual practice of valuing famous movie real estate to valuing the Lego bricks required to make said famous movie houses.

They determined how big famous movie dwellings actually are and then figured out how many Lego bricks it would take to make a full-size recreation of these buildings. Whether building it in Legos or brick and mortar, it’s not cheap to do build a big home.

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