Star Wars is one of the most popular and beloved movie franchises of all time. Ever since the release of the first Star Wars movie in 1977, fans have been captivated by the stories, characters, and epic battles that take place in a galaxy far, far away.
Over the years, the franchise has spawned numerous sequels, spin-offs, and merchandise that have generated billions of dollars in revenue. In this article, we will be delving into the question – “What’s the Highest Grossing Star Wars Movie?”
The Force Awakens
The answer to this question is simple: “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”. This movie was released in 2015 and grossed a staggering $2.07 billion worldwide. It was directed by J.J. Abrams and starred Daisy Ridley as Rey, John Boyega as Finn and Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron.
The Force Awakens takes place 30 years after the events of Return of the Jedi where a new enemy known as The First Order has risen from the ashes of the Galactic Empire. The movie follows a new generation of heroes as they team up with old favorites like Han Solo and Chewbacca to defeat this new threat to the galaxy.
Box Office Records
The Force Awakens broke several box office records when it was released. It had the biggest opening weekend ever in North America with $247 million in ticket sales. It also became the fastest movie to gross $1 billion worldwide, achieving this milestone in just 12 days.
Other High-Grossing Star Wars Movies
While The Force Awakens is undoubtedly the highest-grossing Star Wars movie to date, there are several others that have also done exceptionally well at the box office:
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi – $1.33 billion
- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – $1.06 billion
- Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace – $1.03 billion
- Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith – $868 million
In conclusion, Star Wars is a franchise that has captured the hearts and minds of fans all over the world for over four decades. While there have been many successful movies in the franchise, none have come close to matching the box office success of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”. With a worldwide gross of over $2 billion, it remains one of the highest-grossing movies of all time.