‘Star Wars’: 42 years of box office gold
It has been 42 years since George Lucas struck box office gold with “Star Wars”, his intergalactic tale of good and evil, Jedi and Sith, bounty hunters and blasters.
That film — later re-titled “Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope” — has launched 10 prequels, sequels and spinoffs, including “The Rise of Skywalker”, out in theaters this week.
Here is a breakdown of every live-action theatrical release in the “Star Wars” universe, in the order of the money they made at box offices worldwide (figures not adjusted for inflation):
Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015) $2.07 billion
Episode VIII – The Last Jedi (2017) $1.33 billion
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) $1.06 billion
Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999) $1.03 billion
Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005) $850 million
Episode IV – A New Hope (1977) $775.5 million
Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002) $649.4 million
Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980) $547.9 million
Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983) $475.3 million
Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) $392.9 million
Source: BoxOfficeMojo.com RGA
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