Sunday 1 January 2017

Star Wars starts 40th anniversary top at the box office

Happy New Year to folks who celebrate and may the Force be with us all in 2017!

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Star Wars' release in the US and director Rian Johnson's untitled Episode VIII will be lent even greater poignancy in the wake of actress Carrie Fisher's death, last December, when the first sequel to JJ Abrams' The Force Awakens opens in theatres later this year.

Gareth Edwards' Rogue One: A Star Wars Story continues to dominate multiplexes over the festive season, becoming the 2nd highest grossing movie of 2016. Doubtlessly, fans (including myself) will have returned to theatres in tribute to the late actress and her iconic role as Princess Leia. Of course Carrie Fisher was so much more. But, for now...

Aside from Episode VIII, which movies are you looking forward to most in 2017? Let me know in the comments below.

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