The all-time box office Top Twenty – was 2017 the year of change?

By Alex Wiggan At the beginning of 2017, the Honcho-SFX blog looked at the worldwide box office Top Twenty, to discuss the highest grossing movies of all-time. The object of the post was to set out what the Top Twenty looked like at the beginning of the year, with a follow-up post to appear at the end of the year … Continue reading

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The Last Jedi is officially the highest grossing movie of 2017

By Alex Wiggan It’s official, Star Wars: The Last Jedi is now officially the highest grossing movie of 2017. According to Box Office Mojo, the movie has reached $1,264.9 at the worldwide box office, surpassing Beauty and the Beast’s total of $1,263.5. This places The Last Jedi at the top of the charts for 2017. In addition, The Last Jedi … Continue reading

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The Honcho Round-up #87: The Top Ten highest grossing movies of 2017

By Alex Wiggan Hi heroes! With only a few days left to go before 2017 shuts up shop for good, now is the perfect time to take a look at the Top Ten highest grossing movies of the year. The figures are in and while some movies are still playing in cinemas (Star Wars: The Last Jedi springs to mind), … Continue reading

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About that anti-The Last Jedi petition…

By Alex Wiggan A few days ago, US citizen Henry Walsh set up an online petition titled: ‘Have Disney strike Star Wars Episode VIII from the official canon.’ The petition – which currently has 44,672 signatures – was set up to convince Lucasfilm/The Walt Disney Company to erase The Last Jedi from the history books, because in Walsh’s words, he … Continue reading

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The Last Jedi tears up the box office

By Alex Wiggan Star Wars: The Last Jedi continues to tear up the box office. The new movie – which has been in cinemas for only a week – has already amassed a worldwide box office return of $516,365,957. This figure includes $241,565,957 from the domestic box office and a further $274,800,00 from overseas audiences. While the film might be … Continue reading

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The Honcho Round-up #82: Rian Johnson talks Luke, Snoke and Phasma

By Alex Wiggan **WARNING, THE FOLLOWING POST INCLUDES BIG SPOILERS FOR THE LAST JEDI. IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN THE LAST JEDI YET AND YOU ARE TRYING TO AVOID SPOILERS, STOP READING NOW.** Hi heroes! If you’ve reached this part of this post then I can only presume you’ve seen The Last Jedi. If that is the case, then you’ve … Continue reading

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Rian Johnson addresses The Last Jedi backlash

By Alex Wiggan A few days ago on the Honcho-SFX blog, I discussed the backlash that has surfaced following the opening of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Although the movie is a critical and financial hit, there are many fans out there who simply do not like the film and they are being very vocal about it. It would seem … Continue reading

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Revisiting The Last Jedi poster – post screening

By Alex Wiggan **WARNING: THE FOLLOWING BLOG POST CONTAINS MAJOR SPOILERS FOR STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI. IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN THE MOVIE YET, DO NOT READ ON. TURN BACK NOW AND RETURN TO THIS POST ONCE YOU’VE WATCHED THE FILM. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.** Back in October, Lucasfilm released a new poster for The Last Jedi. At the … Continue reading

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Musings on Star Wars: The Last Jedi

By Alex Wiggan **WARNING: THE FOLLOWING DISCUSSION INCLUDES MAJOR SPOILERS FOR STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI. A NUMBER OF PLOT POINTS WILL BE HIGHLIGHTED, SO IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN THE LAST JEDI YET YOU MAY WANT TO SKIP THIS POST AND COME BACK AT A LATER DATE. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.** This morning, around 4am, I posted a review for … Continue reading

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The Honcho Round-up #81: Star Wars: The Last Jedi – What the critics think

By Alex Wiggan During the very (very) early hours of this morning, I posted a spoiler-free review of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The movie – directed by Rian Johnson – opened in UK cinemas at 12:01am this morning, to become the eighth episode in the ongoing saga. If you’ve not had time to check out my review, then I … Continue reading

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