As of today, The Phantom Menace has become the eleventh film to cross the $1 Billion mark. Since its re-release in 3D the film has somehow made another $74,304, 790 ($36,804,790 domestically and $37,500,000 overseas) and that was extremely unexpected. I was not aware that that many people went out to see this film in 3D as it had only been released onto blu-ray a few months earlier and knowing LucasFilm, there'll probably be another release of the film onto blu-ray but in 3D instead. I really had no idea that lots of people would actually go out and fork over like 11 bucks to see this film in 3D. So is anyone else completely baffled as to why this made this much money upon its re-release and why George Lucas is even bothering to re-release Return of The Jedi in 2017?
Also is anyone else surprised this made slightly more money overseas than here in the United States? I had no idea Star Wars was more popular worldwide than it is here in the US but I guess it is. And I should also say, I actually quite like this film and am sort of happy to see this make over a billion dollars worldwide. I should I contributed in 1999 as a 4 (almost 5) year old kid when I want and saw it and almost went to see the film in 3D but then I found out there wasn't very much 3D and that it wasn't worth the price.