The most money-making film might surprise you
A new Star Wars film, The Force Awakens, opens today in the UK and the hype surrounding it suggests it will be the most popular yet.
The current highest-grossing film of the franchise is Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace, grossing $64.8m in the US on its opening weekend and more than $1bn dollars worldwide to date.
But how have the other films fared? We take a look:
|Release date||Movie||Production budget||Worldwide box office|
|May 25, 1977||Star Wars Ep. IV: A New Hope||$11,000,000||$786,535,665|
|May 21, 1980||Star Wars Ep. V: The Empire Strikes Back||$23,000,000||$534,058,751|
|May 25, 1983||Star Wars Ep. VI: Return of the Jedi||$32,500,000||$572,625,409|
|May 19, 1999||Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace||$115,000,000||$1,027,044,677|
|May 16, 2002||Star Wars Ep. II: Attack of the Clones||$115,000,000||$648,200,000|
|May 19, 2005||Star Wars Ep. III: Revenge of the Sith||$115,000,000||$848,998,877|
|Aug 15, 2008||Star Wars: The Clone Wars||$8,500,000||$68,695,443|
|Dec 18, 2015||Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens||$200,000,000||$0 (so far!)|