The Star Wars franchise has been one of the most successful movie franchises in history. The movies have consistently been box office hits and have grossed billions of dollars worldwide. But was Star Wars the highest-grossing movie of all time?
Box Office Records
Box office records are an important measure of a movie’s success. Box office figures refer to the total amount of money a movie earns at the box office during its theatrical run. The term “box office” refers to the physical box or booth where movie tickets are sold.
Highest-Grossing Movie of All Time
As of August 2021, the highest-grossing movie of all time is Avatar, directed by James Cameron. Avatar was released in 2009 and grossed over $2.7 billion worldwide.
Star Wars’ Place in Box Office History
While Star Wars has been incredibly successful at the box office, it does not hold the record for highest-grossing movie of all time. However, some installments in the franchise have performed exceptionally well.
- The highest-grossing Star Wars film to date is Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens, which was released in 2015 and grossed over $2 billion worldwide.
- The second-highest grossing Star Wars film is Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi, which was released in 2017 and grossed over $1.3 billion worldwide.
- The third-highest grossing Star Wars film is Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which was released in 2016 and grossed over $1 billion worldwide.
While Star Wars has not held the record for highest-grossing movie of all time, it has undoubtedly been a hugely successful franchise at the box office. The latest installment, Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker, released in 2019, grossed over $1 billion worldwide and continued the tradition of Star Wars movies being box office hits.