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Costs were 11 million and the profits were 147 million.
There was nothing much like Star Wars before it hit the big screens.
It set a new high standard for science fiction.
Note that George Lucas had a very hard time getting the this first one funded.
But with the profits and momentum he was able to do the others.
That one movie was a major milestone in culture worldwide.
There have been ripples due to all the Star Wars movies.
Plus science fiction moved more to other movies and TV.
It is not limited to the USA thanks to satellite TV and the Internet.
This movie likely led to the revival of Star Trek.
Note that the original Star Trek TV show lasted from 1966 to 1969.
This first Star Wars movie came out in 1977.
Then there were Star Trek movies in 1979, 1982, 1984, 1986,
Then the TV show Next Generation began in 1987.
The longer I live the more I value history.