Star Wars fans love stats and figures, especially in an online age where information flies around at hyperspeeds. With new films coming at regular intervals, the breadth and depth of statistics grow by the day. Check the latest Guinness Book Of Records for a swathe of Star Wars related stats. By 2015 the franchise was thought to be worth $42 billion, an impressive figure that has since been swelled massively by the releases of The Force Awakens and Rogue One.
Check out this page over at Statistic Brain, where many of these numbers are regularly updated to account for the constant updates and amendments.
Star Wars : Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace $924,317,558
Star Wars : Episode 2 – Attack of the Clones $649,398,328
Star Wars : Episode 3 – Revenge of the Sith $848,754,768
Star Wars : Episode 4 – A New Hope $775,398,007
Star Wars : Episode 5 – Empire Strikes Back $538,375,067
Star Wars : Episode 6 – Return of the Jedi $475,106,177
Star Wars : Episode 7 – The Force Awakens $2,068,223,624
Star Wars : Rogue One $30,000,000 (Opening Night)
Star Wars : The Clone Wars $68,282,844
Total Box Office Revenue $6,342,000,000
While the box office is the most publicly lauded figure for bringing in revenue, the world of merchandise – where, don’t forget, Lucas changed the industry by nabbing the deal of the century in taking control of the rights to ancillary products – has not only reaped huge rewards for the company but put the brand at the forefront of people’s minds across the planet. Check out some of these crazy figures.
Kenner (1978-1985) 90 Figures / 300 Million Sold $3,885,000,000
Hasbro (1995-2011) 15 Collections $5,537,000,000
Other Collectables $2,820,000,000
Licensing and the sale of rights to companies across the world brings in a large amount, but it’s worth noting that while merchandise is the most obvious money-maker, licensing and the sale of those rights also brings in serious coin. The franchise has endured enough to influence everything from comic books to the music in online slot games and as such has woven its way into every corner of popular culture.
Television / 4 Seasons of Clone Wars $4,500,000