Which Star Wars Movie Made the Least Money?

The Star Wars franchise has been one of the most successful movie franchises of all time, but not every movie in the series has been a box office hit. In fact, one Star Wars movie made significantly less money than any of the others. Let’s take a closer look at which Star Wars movie made the least money.

The Star Wars Franchise

The Star Wars franchise began in 1977 with the release of the first film, “Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope”. Since then, there have been 11 movies in total, including spin-offs and animated films. The franchise has grossed over $10 billion worldwide, making it one of the highest-grossing film franchises of all time.

The Box Office Flop

Out of all the movies in the Star Wars franchise, “Solo: A Star Wars Story” made the least amount of money. Released in 2018, “Solo” tells the story of a young Han Solo and how he met Chewbacca and Lando Calrissian.

Despite having a strong cast that included Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo and Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, “Solo” failed to perform at the box office. The movie only grossed $392 million worldwide, which is significantly less than any other Star Wars movie.

Possible Reasons for Failure

There are several reasons why “Solo” may have failed to perform at the box office. One reason is that it was released only five months after “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”, which may have caused audience fatigue. Another reason is that fans were hesitant about seeing a new actor portray Han Solo after Harrison Ford had played him for so many years.

Additionally, there was significant behind-the-scenes drama during production. Phil Lord and Christopher Miller were originally hired to direct “Solo”, but they were fired halfway through production due to creative differences with Lucasfilm. Ron Howard was then brought in to finish the movie, which may have affected its overall quality.

The Future of Star Wars

Despite the box office disappointment of “Solo”, the Star Wars franchise is still going strong. The most recent movie, “Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker”, grossed over $1 billion worldwide.

The franchise also has several new projects in development, including a new trilogy from “Game of Thrones” creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss and a series of movies from “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” director Rian Johnson.


While “Solo: A Star Wars Story” may have been a box office flop, it’s important to remember that not every movie can be a hit. The Star Wars franchise is still beloved by fans all over the world, and there are plenty of exciting projects on the horizon.