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The Movies that Went Up Against ‘Star Wars’

The Force Awakens is already on track to uphold the legacy of box office dominance established by the original 38 years ago. The new movie launches alongside the Tina Fey & Amy Pohler comedy, Sisters, the Bruce Willis action thriller Extraction, and a new Alvin and the Chipmunks movie, all of which seek to cater to different audiences than Star Wars and capture a piece of the holiday box office pie. The video above takes a look back at the movies that tried to stand toe-to-toe with Episode I – VI, and analyzes how they fared.


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Matthew Allen

Matthew Allen is Executive Editor, Games at Fandom. He's been working in the entertainment industry for several years at companies like 20th Century Fox, Vivendi Games, Activision, and Ubisoft. When he isn't trying to play through all the big end-of-year releases, he spends his time obsessing over 'Destiny: Rise of Iron' and all things Dark Souls.

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