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J.J. Abrams could make next Star Wars second best-grossing movie ever (infographic)


How much money will the next Star Wars film make with J.J. Abrams directing? While it may seem weird that the guy who directed the Star Trek reboot will now also be directing its geeky arch nemesis, there’s certainly a financial argument to be made in Abrams’s favour. Not only did Abrams’s Star Trek win over critics, it nearly tripled the franchise’s typical per-movie revenue. On a purely mathematical basis, if he can achieve a similar boost with the Star Wars franchise, it will be a historic success. As this graphic shows, the Force is strong with this one. And by Force I mean money.