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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