Forty years ago today: ‘Star Wars’ released

May 25, 1977: “Star Wars” was released. The film cost $11 million and made $1.55 million in its first weekend. It would go on to take in $460 million in the U.S. (I would see it a month or two later at the Roosevelt Theater in Hyde Park on the way home from working as a CIT at YMCA Day Camp. Taylor and Samantha won’t see it until August.)

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