If you’re a Star Wars fan, you might be wondering which of the movies in the franchise had the biggest budget. Well, wonder no more! In this article, we’ll take a look at the budgets for each of the Star Wars movies and reveal which one cost the most to make.
Star Wars: A New Hope
The first Star Wars movie, released in 1977 and now known as “A New Hope,” had a budget of $11 million. At the time, this was considered a fairly high budget for a science fiction film. However, when adjusted for inflation, the budget would be around $45 million in today’s dollars.
The Empire Strikes Back
The second film in the original trilogy, “The Empire Strikes Back,” had a higher budget than its predecessor. Released in 1980, it had a budget of $18 million. Adjusted for inflation, this would be around $60 million today.
Return of the Jedi
The final film in the original trilogy, “Return of the Jedi,” also had an increased budget. Released in 1983, it had a budget of $32.5 million. Adjusted for inflation, this would be around $84 million today.
The Phantom Menace
The first film in the prequel trilogy, “The Phantom Menace,” was released in 1999 and had a much larger budget than any of the previous films. It cost an estimated $115 million to make at the time (which would be around $177 million today when adjusted for inflation).
Attack of the Clones
The second prequel film, “Attack of the Clones,” also had a large budget. Released in 2002, it cost an estimated $120 million to make (which would be around $174 million today when adjusted for inflation).
Revenge of the Sith
The final film in the prequel trilogy, “Revenge of the Sith,” had a similar budget to “Attack of the Clones.” Released in 2005, it cost an estimated $113 million to make (which would be around $143 million today when adjusted for inflation).
The Force Awakens
The first film in the sequel trilogy, “The Force Awakens,” had a budget of around $245 million. This makes it one of the most expensive films ever made. However, it was also one of the most successful, grossing over $2 billion worldwide.
The Last Jedi
The second film in the sequel trilogy, “The Last Jedi,” had a similar budget to “The Force Awakens.” Released in 2017, it cost around $200 million to make. It was also very successful at the box office.
The Rise of Skywalker
The final film in the Skywalker saga, “The Rise of Skywalker,” had a budget of around $275 million. This makes it one of the most expensive films ever made (along with its predecessor). However, it was not as well-received by audiences as some of the other films in the franchise.
So there you have it – “The Force Awakens” and “The Rise of Skywalker” are tied for having the biggest budgets among all Star Wars movies. However, when adjusted for inflation, some of the earlier films actually had larger budgets in today’s dollars. Regardless of budget, each Star Wars movie has brought something unique and exciting to fans all over the world.