It really must be the end of the world if something this crazy has happened. Thirteen years after the release of Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace, George Lucas and 20th Century Fox are laughing at the “successful” release of Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace 3D.
Even after the initial release of Episode 1 back in 1999, which was met with an overwhelmingly negative backlash from disappointed fans and mixed reviews, its re-release in eye-popping 3D could be on the track to being the 10th most successful movie of all time. According to The Hollywood Reporter the film is currently the 11th film ever to earn over $1 billion globally, but will overtake 2008’s The Dark Knight for the number ten spot if they can make another $1.5 million dollars.
Seems a bit weird, though. Even if the 3D release is the exact same movie — only with the added effect of costing an extra couple bucks for glasses — shouldn’t it stand on its own at the box office? Seems a bit unfair to add this total to the original, non-3D version of the film, but everyone’s mind appears clouded by George’s own personal Jedi mind trick.
Can’t wait for Episode 2, George. Our wallets are on the nightstand… just take what you think is a fair price.
Source: Comic Book Movie