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what movie studio made star wars ...

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what movie studio made star wars?
Submitted: 11 years ago.
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Expert:  Bethany replied 11 years ago.
20th Century Fox.

George Lucas offered Star Wars to Universal Studios since they financed American Grafitti. Universal passed. This decision ended up costing Universal hundreds of millions of dollars. Every single studio in Hollywood passed on the project except for 20th Century Fox. They released it in May 1977.

Lucas asked for the right to the final cut of the film, 40% of the net box-office gross, all rights to future sequels and ownership of all the merchandising rights associated with Star Wars. Fox agreed, thinking they had the better deal since sequels and merchandising of sci-fi films was nt usually profitable. In the case of star Wars, they were wrong. This de4al made Lucas muli-millions and Fox lost out on this lucrative end of the deal.

20th Century Fox also won the rights to release the Prequel Trilogy in 1998.