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sold more than $50 mil­lion worth of tick­ets be­fore its Dec. 18 pre­miere en route to an ex­pected ten-fgure tally, but if history is any guide, there’s no guar­an­tee it will trans­form its two young stars, Daisy Ri­d­ley and John Boyega, into box-ofce Jedi mas­ters. With the ex­cep­tion of Har­ri­son Ford and Natalie Port­man, most ac­tors whose block­buster break­throughs came in the Star Wars uni­verse could never eclipse the suc­cess they found in the se­ries. Take Mark Hamill: The orig­i­nal tril­ogy, which grossed $1.9 bil­lion world­wide, rep­re­sents 71% of his ca­reer box-ofce haul. (Oth­ers, such as Sa­muel Jackson and Liam Nee­son, pros­pered be­fore and af­ter they trav­eled to a galaxy far, far away.) Here’s who be­came a Hol­ly­wood force—and who dis­ap­peared to the dark side.

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