When it comes to the Star Wars franchise, there’s no denying that it’s one of the biggest movie franchises in history. From its iconic characters to its epic storyline, Star Wars has captured the hearts of millions of fans worldwide.
But which Star Wars movie made more money? Let’s take a look at the box office numbers.
Star Wars: A New Hope
Released in 1977, Star Wars: A New Hope was the first film in the franchise. It introduced us to iconic characters like Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, and Han Solo, and grossed a whopping $775 million worldwide.
The Empire Strikes Back
The second film in the franchise was The Empire Strikes Back, released in 1980. It continued the story from where A New Hope left off and grossed $547 million worldwide.
Return of the Jedi
In 1983, we got Return of the Jedi, which concluded the original trilogy. It grossed $475 million worldwide.
The Phantom Menace
In 1999, we got our first prequel with The Phantom Menace. Despite mixed reviews from fans and critics alike, it still managed to gross an impressive $1 billion worldwide.
Attack of the Clones
The second prequel film was Attack of the Clones, released in 2002. It brought in $653 million worldwide.
Revenge of the Sith
The final prequel film was Revenge of the Sith , released in 2005. It brought in $868 million worldwide.
The Force Awakens
In 2015, we got the first film in the sequel trilogy with The Force Awakens. It introduced us to a new set of characters and brought back some old favorites.
It grossed a staggering $2 billion worldwide.
The Last Jedi
The second film in the sequel trilogy was The Last Jedi, released in 2017. It brought in $1.3 billion worldwide.
The Rise of Skywalker
The final film in the Skywalker saga was The Rise of Skywalker, released in 2019. It grossed $1.07 billion worldwide.
So, which Star Wars movie made more money? Well, that would be The Force Awakens, which grossed over $2 billion worldwide.
However, it’s worth noting that some of the older films still managed to bring in impressive numbers, especially considering when they were released. Regardless of which film made the most money, there’s no denying that the Star Wars franchise will continue to be a pop culture phenomenon for years to come.