Star Wars the Force Awakens is showing a slower dropoff in daily earnings than some other blockbusters. This seems to indicate that a $1 billion domestic box office is assured by the end of January and a final total could be $1.5 billion in domestic box office.
George Lucas has criticized the Force Awakens for its retro aspects.
"Disney] wanted to do a retro movie," he said. "I don’t like that. Every movie, I worked very hard to make them different, with different planets and different spaceships...”
Lucas also talked about creating story outlines for the new films, which Disney didn't use.
"[Disney] looked at the stories, and they said, we want to make something for the fans. I said, all I wanted to do is tell a story of what happened, it started here and went here... it’s a family soap opera, ultimately. We call it a space opera, but people don’t realize it’s actually a soap opera, and it’s all about family problems. It’s not about spaceships.”
* So George Lucas did not want to make Star Wars movies for the fans
* George wanted to make Star Wars soap opera
Therefore confirming what fans knew that Disney saved Star Wars for the fans by freeing Star Wars from George Lucas