When it comes to the Star Wars franchise, there is no doubt that it has been one of the most successful movie series in history. With its iconic characters, thrilling storylines, and epic battles between the light side and dark side of the Force, Star Wars has captured the hearts and minds of fans around the world.
But which Star Wars movie has earned the most money at the box office? Let’s dive in and find out.
Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
Released in 2015, Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens was directed by J.J. Abrams and marked the start of a new trilogy set years after the events of Return of the Jedi. The movie introduced new characters like Rey, Finn, and Kylo Ren while also bringing back familiar faces like Han Solo, Princess Leia, and Chewbacca. With a worldwide box office gross of over $2 billion dollars, The Force Awakens is currently the highest-grossing Star Wars movie.
Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
The follow-up to The Force Awakens was 2017’s Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi, directed by Rian Johnson. This movie continued where its predecessor left off with Rey seeking guidance from Luke Skywalker while Poe Dameron leads a rebellion against Kylo Ren’s First Order. Although The Last Jedi received mixed reactions from fans and critics alike, it still managed to earn over $1.3 billion dollars at the box office.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
While not part of the main saga, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was released in 2016 as a standalone movie that focused on a group of rebels who attempt to steal plans for the Death Star prior to the events of A New Hope. Directed by Gareth Edwards, Rogue One earned over $1 billion dollars at the box office and became the third highest-grossing Star Wars movie.
Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker
The final movie in the sequel trilogy, Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker was released in 2019 and directed by J. Abrams once again. The movie brought an end to the saga that began over 40 years ago with the original Star Wars movie. Despite mixed reviews, The Rise of Skywalker still managed to earn over $1 billion dollars at the box office, making it the fourth highest-grossing Star Wars movie.
In conclusion, while all of the Star Wars movies have been incredibly successful in their own right, it is clear that Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens is currently the highest-grossing Star Wars movie with over $2 billion dollars earned at the box office worldwide. It will be interesting to see where future movies in the franchise will rank compared to these four movies.