Star Wars stands to make a killing from new release

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the first of three anthology series from the Star Wars franchise, is due to be released world wide on December 16.

Tymon Smith, Entertainment writer at Times Live, says the franchise would benefit in making this spin off from the previous movies.

The last movie made just under a billion dollars, says Smith, and worldwide the total rose to $1.513 billion.

It is a case of Disney making as much as they can out of Lucas films franchise which they bought from George Lucas a few years ago and they scheduled a Star Wars movie a year until 2019.

Tymon Smith, Entertainment writer at Times Live

Smith says Star Wars is not as big as people may think. In fact the biggest franchise is Marvel Comics Universe, followed by James Bond, Harry Potter and then Star Wars.

Listen further to hear all about the Star Wars release:

Read More
"I bumped into Anoj Singh and Eskom's Prish Govender at the Hyde Park Hotel"

"I bumped into Anoj Singh and Eskom's Prish Govender at the Hyde Park Hotel"

Sikhonathi Mantshantsha says surely as Anoj Singh is on suspension, he should not be talking to Eskom employees.

Former US Presidents take a swipe at Trump over Charlottesville

Former US Presidents take a swipe at Trump over Charlottesville

Former Republican presidents, George H. Bush and his son George Bush issued a joint statement in the aftermath in Charlottesville.

ANC KZN faction wants the outcome of 2015 elective conference to be nullified

ANC KZN faction wants the outcome of 2015 elective conference to be nullified

In court, Sihle Zikalala's lawyers argue that a tweet submitted as evidence should not be considered, dismissing it as fake.

Pippa Hudson reflects on some of her best shows in 2015

Pippa Hudson reflects on some of her best shows in 2015

Pippa Hudson reflects on some of her best shows in 2015 and looks forward to watching Star Wars these holidays and unwinding with family.

Records fly in South Africa, first country on Earth to screen Star Wars

Records fly in South Africa, first country on Earth to screen Star Wars

Star Wars – what’s the fuss about? John Maytham interviews Star Wars fan Stuart Buchanan.

Star Wars Episode VII - The Force Awakens

Star Wars Episode VII - The Force Awakens

Despite only being due for release in December 2015, the trailer released last week already has over 11 million views.

Popular articles
Grace Mugabe invokes diplomatic immunity as Zim-SA relations get tense

Grace Mugabe invokes diplomatic immunity as Zim-SA relations get tense

Grace is still in South Africa and her husband, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, is due to land in the country this afternoon.

Hope Ramaphosa: Cyril never lifted a finger to me, he wouldn't beat a woman

Hope Ramaphosa: Cyril never lifted a finger to me, he wouldn't beat a woman

Cyril Ramaphosa's ex-wife says abuse allegations spread by EFF leader Julius Malema are an attempt to tarnish his reputation.

Bob Mugabe flying in, could sort out his wife's legal woes

Bob Mugabe flying in, could sort out his wife's legal woes

Political analyst David Monyae says this puts everyone including President Jacob Zuma and Robert Mugabe in an awkward situation.

Advanced communication system for Cape's neighbourhood watches

Advanced communication system for Cape's neighbourhood watches

The system allows neighbourhood watches to relay incidents, post warnings or request emergency assistance.

Grace Mugabe has a history of violence

Grace Mugabe has a history of violence

Mail & Guardian Africa editor, Simon Allison says the recent incident of violence by Grace Mugabe is certainly not the first.

Best bank ad ever? Andy Rice reviews Investec’s “you’re more than data”

Best bank ad ever? Andy Rice reviews Investec’s “you’re more than data”

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews the advertising expert about the best and worst new advertisements.

[LISTEN] 20-year-old SA woman traumatised by Grace Mugabe's assault

[LISTEN] 20-year-old SA woman traumatised by Grace Mugabe's assault

Gabriella Engels says she is saddened by people who are calling her names on Twitter before they understand the full story.

Discovery CEO (and founder) Adrian Gore bares his soul about money

Discovery CEO (and founder) Adrian Gore bares his soul about money

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Gore about his attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.).