Star Wars Is Stronger Than Ever Under Disney

Franchise has grossed more than $3 billion since 2012

It’s been five years since Walt Disney Co. purchased Lucasfilm from founder George Lucas for $4.1 billion, and as fans await the Dec. 15 release of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” one thing is clear: The force is stronger than ever in the 40-year-old Star Wars franchise. Since Disney took over in 2012, the studio has released two new Star Wars films, which grossed more than $3 billion in combined worldwide box-office sales, according to

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