Re: STID "tracking" for $85-90 million opening [U.S. box office]
Irrespective of the original SW's influence, I'll go ahead and say that Empire is probably the best sci-fi movie ever made.
For me, films like 2001, Blade Runner, Forbidden Planet, Akira etc are all superior Sci-Fi. TESB is a liitle overrated and fawned over IMO, but is still a excellent movie nevertheless.
YOU MONOTONE HUMANS ARE ALL ALIKE... FIRST YOU CONDEMN, THEN ATTACK.