Box Office Mojo is a website for Movie boffins. It allows us to see stats related to the movie in question. Everything from the amount of theatres shown in to production cost and budget.
Initially i had looked into the Tom Hanks film Scully as the story of a plane landing in the Hudson River was one which fascinated me. However this post has been changed, do to a conversation on Star Wars.
I wondered how the lifetime takings of the films have altered over the years.
Beginning with the original:
Star Wars 1977 $460,998,007
Empire Strikes Back 1980 $290,475,067
Return of the Jedi 1983 $309,306,177
Phantom Menace 1999 $474,544,677
Attack of the Clones 2002 $310,676,740
Revenge of the Sith 2005 $380,270,577
The Clone Wars 2008 $35,161,554
The Force Awakens 2015 $936,662,225
The results are staggering. It proves that this really is a franchise that still has the force.
The link below will take you to this graphic
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