We ran into a friend of ours at the movie theater, one who knows I do a Star Wars podcast, but Star Wars isn’t her “thing,” per se. And as we were talking after the movie in the lobby, I got distracted because one of the monitors was showing the most recent trailer for The Force Awakens. So I told my wife and our friend not to mind me, I was distracted. Which I have a bit of a free pass on, when it comes to Star Wars.
And our friend said, “Oh, is there another movie coming out?”
And we all had a good laugh over that one, because it’s what I’ve been talking a lot about on the podcast for nearly a year! But it occurred to me that we, the relative superfans of Star Wars, are living in a bubble. It seems like the whole world is talking about Star Wars when we go online, but the reality of how many people are actually aware of Star Wars right now may be totally different.
It may be that, like Jurassic World (which is now setting box office records), that comparatively speaking, very few people will even be aware or care about The Force Awakens until about two weeks before it comes out, and that it’ll still set box office records all the same.
What do you think? Do you think there are tens or hundreds of millions of people thinking about The Force Awakens right now? Have your say in the comments!
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Did you know? Google AdWords’ Keyword Planner tool says that there are only about 40,000+ searches per month for “The Force Awakens” on Google. Does this mean people aren’t as crazy about it the world over like we think? Or is it that people already know where to look for The Force Awakens news?
And if you’re searching for The Force Awakens news, where are you doing it, and how? Let us know in the comments!
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