With “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” starting to wind down its theatrical run – becoming the highest-grossing movie of 2017 in the US, though underperforming in some regions overseas (especially China) – it’s a good time to take a look at how all the “Star Wars” movies have done at the domestic box office.
Since George Lucas introduced the franchise with “A New Hope” in 1977, the “Star Wars” saga has defined how the blockbuster movie could earn Hollywood more money than it ever saw before, from its sequel strategy to how to cash in with merchandising.
But how do all the films compare to one another in dominating the US box office?
Here are the lifetime grosses of all the “Star Wars” movies:
Note: Box office figures below are domestic earnings adjusted for inflation. Totals also include reissue and special edition releases. All figures are courtesy of Box Office Mojo.
9. “Attack of the Clones” (2002) — $US477.5 million
Unadjusted: $US310.7 million Budget: $US115 million
8. “Revenge of the Sith” (2005) — $US530 million
Unadjusted: $US380.3 million Budget: $US113 million
7. “Rogue One” (2016) — $US540 million
Unadjusted: $US532.2 million Budget: $US200 million
6. “The Last Jedi” (2017) — $US596 million*
*Movie still playing in theatres
5. “The Phantom Menace” (1999) — $US806.5 million
Unadjusted: $US474.5 million Budget: $US115 million
4. “Return of the Jedi” (1983) — $US840 million
Unadjusted: $US309.3 million Budget: $US32.5 million
3. “The Empire Strikes Back” (1980) — $US877 million
Unadjusted: $US290.5 million Budget: $US18 million
2. “The Force Awakens” (2015) — $US965.5 million
Unadjusted: $US937 million Budget: $US245 million
1. “Star Wars: A New Hope” (1977) — $US1.6 billion
Unadjusted: $US461 million Budget: $US11 million
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