Star Wars is undoubtedly one of the most popular and successful movie franchises of all time. Since the release of the first movie, “Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope,” in 1977, fans have been captivated by its unique universe, iconic characters, and epic storylines. Over the years, the franchise has expanded to include numerous movies, television shows, books, comics, and video games.
But with so many movies in the franchise, which one has grossed the most at the box office? Let’s take a closer look.
The highest-grossing Star Wars movie of all time is “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens,” which was released in 2015. The movie was directed by J.J. Abrams and starred Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, and Oscar Isaac. It served as a sequel to the original trilogy and was set 30 years after “Return of the Jedi.”
“The Force Awakens” was an enormous success at the box office. It grossed over $2 billion worldwide, making it one of only three movies in history to cross that threshold (the other two being “Avatar” and “Titanic”). In North America alone, it made over $936 million.
One reason for its success was undoubtedly its marketing campaign. The trailers and teasers for “The Force Awakens” generated huge buzz online and in theaters. Fans were eager to see what had happened to their favorite characters from the original trilogy and were excited by the prospect of new ones.
Another reason for its success was its critical reception. Unlike some other entries in the franchise (we’re looking at you, “The Phantom Menace”), “The Force Awakens” was widely praised by critics for its engaging story, likable characters, stunning visuals, and thrilling action sequences.
Of course, like any successful movie franchise these days, Star Wars hasn’t stopped with just one blockbuster hit. The latest release in the series, “Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker,” was released in 2019 and grossed over $1 billion worldwide. While not quite as successful as “The Force Awakens,” it still managed to be a box-office hit.
In conclusion, “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens” is the highest-grossing Star Wars movie of all time, thanks to its engaging story, likable characters, stunning visuals, and thrilling action sequences. With the franchise showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon, fans can expect even more epic adventures from a galaxy far, far away.