Cool Story About Star Wars
Bill Quick

How Steven Spielberg Made Millions Off ‘Star Wars’ After A 1977 Bet With George Lucas – Yahoo Movies

Spielberg would later say: 

“He said, ‘Oh my God, your movie is going to be so much more successful than ‘Star Wars’! This is gonna be the biggest hit of all time. I can’t believe this set. I can’t believe what you’re getting, and oh my goodness.’ He said, ‘All right, I’ll tell you what. I’ll trade some points with you. You want to trade some points? I’ll give you 2.5 percent of ‘Star Wars’ if you give me 2.5 percent of ‘Close Encounters.’ So I said, ‘Sure, I’ll gamble with that. Great.’” 

“Close Encounters” would indeed be a hit, making $303 million at the box office. However, “Star Wars” would go on to become one of the biggest box-office hits of all time.

According to Spielberg, Lucas sends him money from the bet to this very day.

I wouldn’t mind having 2.5 points of the Star Wars gross.  Comes to about twenty million bucks.

Bill Quick

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I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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