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Ranking All The Movies In The Star Wars Franchise By How Much They Grossed

When it comes to movie franchises, there are few bigger than the Star Wars franchise, which has remained one of the most popular stories ever since the first film was released back in 1977.

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From that point on there have been countless movies, both within the Star Wars story as well as several spin-offs, all enhancing the world with new characters, battles, and stories that have kept the franchise fresh.

Whenever a movie is released with the Star Wars name, the public always rushes to see it as soon as possible, which is why they tend to gross huge sums of money, and within this article, we will rank the films by how much they grossed.

10 The Empire Strikes Back (Box Office: $209,398,025)

We kick start the list with a movie which many people consider to be the greatest of all time in terms of the Star Wars franchise, with this being the second-ever film to be released, coming out in 1980.

The film saw Darth Vader and the dark side really beginning to rise and saw an excellent plotline, which is one of the reasons why the movie was so popular amongst moviegoers around the world.

The movie made $209,398,025, and the fact that is tenth on this list shows just how financially successful the entire world of Star Wars has become.

9 Solo: A Star Wars Story (Box Office: $213,767,512)

This may not be in the main Star Wars story, but instead was a spin-off movie that looked in detail at Han Solo, prior to his original Star Wars appearance, with this film taking us all the way back to how he became the character we know and love.

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While it was certainly a risk on Disney's behalf to have someone other than Harrison Ford play Han Solo, it was a decision that worked out well with the movie earning $213,767,512 at the box office.

The film did well because Han Solo is one of the most popular characters in the history of Star Wars, with this proving just how popular the franchise has become.

8 Return Of The Jedi (Box Office: $252,583,617)

Next on the list is Star Wars: Return Of The Jedi, a movie which was incredibly popular upon its 1983 release, bringing an end to the original trilogy, which at the time, many believed was the final Star Wars movie ever.

Of course, we have gone on to have plenty more, but this was wrapping up the fantastic storyline that everyone had invested in during the previous two movies which is why it's not a surprise it did well financially.

By this point, Star Wars already had a massive and dedicated fan base, and the movie ended up grossing $252.583,617, being praised for the way it rounded out the franchise.

7 Star Wars: Attack Of The Clones (Box Office: $302,191,592)

Next on the list is Star Wars: Attack Of The Clones, which was part of the Star Wars prequel trilogy, and while many people didn't hate on this as much as the first, this still remains a heavily criticized movie.

The film focused heavily on the politics side of Star Wars, although the final battle was considered to be highly entertaining by most people, featuring Mace Windu heavily for the first time in the franchise.

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Despite the fact people might not look back at this movie fondly, it did make $302,191,592 at the box office, proving that people are always up for seeing a Star Wars film.

6 Star Wars (Box Office: $307,263,857)

The fact that Star Wars was able to make an unbelievable $307,263,857 in 1977 shows just how incredible the movie is, with the original venture into a 'Galaxy Far, Far Away' totally blowing the minds of audiences.

Nobody had seen anything like this before in the movie business, with an amazing use of technology blended by physical props which helped to create one of the greatest movies ever made.

While it ranks a little lower on this list, if you adjusted the gross for ticket price inflation, then this would actually be the number one on the list.

5 Star Wars: Revenge Of The Sith (Box Office: $380,270,577)

Even though the prequel trilogy is often heavily criticized by fans, the third movie, Star Wars: Revenge Of The Sith, that shows exactly how Darth Vader himself was created, is actually a lot of fun.

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Despite the fact that people weren't enjoying the trilogy anywhere near as much as they may have expected, people still came out in droves to see the movie, which grossed $380,270,577 at the box office, proving that there was still a demand for Star Wars.

This film saw yet another incredible performance from Ewan McGregor as he was heavily featured in a film that was action-packed and features some of the best lightsaber duels of all time.

4 Star Wars: The Phantom Menace (Box Office: $431,088,295)

It might be universally hated and seen as the worst Star Wars film ever made, but Star Wars: The Phantom Menace still managed to gross an incredible $431,088,295 at the box office.

This incredible feat was largely achieved because people were expecting a movie of the same quality as the original trilogy, and the hype surrounding the return of the franchise was unbelievable.

Even when it was released, the movie had very mixed reactions but that only drove more people to see the film to determine things for themselves, which is why it did so well, at least in terms of a financial aspect.

3 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Box Office: $532,177,324)

Rouge One: A Star Wars Story is a perfect example of the impact that the franchise has and how popular it is, with this spin-off movie telling the story of how a group of rebel spies stole the plans for the death star.

Anybody who had seen the original Star Wars trilogy knew exactly how this film was going to end, but despite the fact there wasn't anything technically fresh within this movie, it still managed to gross $532,177,324 at the box office.

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This makes it one of the most financially successful Star Wars films of all time, and it is more than deserving of that accolade, with this movie telling an incredible story that made people emotionally invest in the characters, despite the fact it wasn't anything new.

2 Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Box Office: $620,181,382)

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is the latest movie to be released in the main franchise, and saw the continuation of the storyline between Rey and Kylo Ren as the two carried on having a connection.

Within this movie, the dark side of the force once again began to rise, in what was a far more action-packed film than the previous installment, which is one of the reasons the film grossed $620,181,382 at the box office.

While some fans did complain about the movie, overall this was another stellar Star Wars film that continued the storyline, adding huge emotion towards the end of the film as well.

1 Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Box Office: $936,662,225)

So, the highest-grossing film in the history of the franchise is Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which is also one of the highest-grossing movies in the history of cinema, making an amazing $936,662,225 at the box office.

The movie, which was released in 2015, saw the return of the franchise after the prequel trilogy had come to an end, and the anticipation and hype surrounding this movie was incredibly high.

Bringing several of the original characters back such as Han Solo and Luke Skywalker alongside many new faces, the movie set the tone for the latest trilogy and remains one of the best Star Wars films of all time.

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