Happy 40th Anniversary Star Wars

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the Star Wars saga.

When the original Star Wars: A New Hope film was first premiered 40 years ago on May 25, 1977 in just a few selected theaters, even George Lucas could not have predicted at that time the worldwide phenomenal success of the Star Wars saga. Although not everyone have watched a Star Wars movie, but it’s hard to find anyone who cannot tell you famous quotes from the movies such as “May the force be with you” or “Luke, I am your father“.

Since then, the original Star Wars film expanded into one of the most valuable film franchises in the world with a devoted global fan base and generating billions of dollars in ticket sales and branded merchandises.

The seven Star Wars episodes has grossed an estimated $7.3 billion worldwide at the box office. Home entertainment sales including VHS sales, DVD sales, rentals, and digital sales generated an estimated $5.749 billion. Sales of Star Wars branded toys and merchandises amount to an estimated $17 billion. There are about 100 Star Wars video game titles, which bring in an estimated $4.28 billion in sales. Intellectual Property of the Star Wars franchise is valued at an estimated $4 billion. Other Star Wars related sales such as comic books, animated series, licensing fee and resale market of collectibles have an estimated value of $3.65 billion. Add all of these values together and we can see that the entire Star Wars franchise has an estimated net worth of a whopping $41.979 billion!

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Star Wars franchise, the Tunisian Star Wars Fan Club filmed a fan video at many of the original Star Wars film locations in Tunisia.

40 years later …Back to Tatooine !!

[youtube height=”500″ width=”760″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZD-hpbJewis[/youtube]

Movie Locations – Star Wars

Here is another popular video that features all of the Star Wars movie locations in Tunisia.

[youtube height=”500″ width=”760″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RY-IZGZymwo&t=1722s[/youtube]

Mosaic North Africa offers a 7 days Star Wars tour which visits the Star Wars movie locations in Tunisia. We can also help you to customize your own private Tunisia tour which includes visiting Star Wars movie locations in Tunisia plus many other beautiful and popular destinations in Tunisia. Feel free to contact us and we would be happy to assist you.

About the author

Joshua Mok is a cultural enthusiast and adventurer who can speak 6 different languages. Joshua currently lives in Tunisia and has firsthand experience with the language, people, and culture of North Africa. At Mosaic North Africa, Joshua is combining his business marketing expertise with his passion for travel to help others discover and enjoy the cultural and historical beauties of Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria.

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