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All 11 Star Wars Movies Ranked Worst to Best According to the Box Office

We use Box Office Mojo for the results. We understand some of the Star Wars movies may be adjusted due to inflation but this is based on what the Box Office standings show on the individual listings. The sources can be seen at the bottom of this article with direct links.

11. Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)

  • $392,924,807

I’m sorry but this is a film nobody wanted. If you’re one of them then please let me know because I have never met a person who was generally excited about this. I actually only went to the theatres to see this when it came out because it was my birthday and nothing else was out at the time. The film wasn’t special and easily the most forgettable on this list.

10. Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983)

  • $475,106,177

Unfortunately, as I’m using Box Office Mojo, I cannot see whether this figure has been adjusted to inflation or not. If it hasn’t, then this film has done incredibly well. This bodes for all of the Sequel trilogy. Return of the Jedi was an incredible experience with so much emotion running through it between Luke and Vader. My only issue with the movie is the fact Ewoks managed to defeat an army filled with high-tech weaponry and vehicles. I know Stormtroopers are dumb but come on…

9. Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

  • $538,375,067

Empire still remains one of those movies I wish I was alive for. I can only imagine the sheer surprise and shock when Vader reveals to Luke that he’s his father. Again, I’m unable to confirm whether or not this amount is adjusted to inflation but nonetheless, Empire goes down as one of the greatest spectacles in all of Star Wars history.

8. Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002)

  • $653,779,970

Attack of the Clones is one of the weaker Star Wars films that featured a lot of cringe dialogue. The actual imprint of the story was well constructed but when it came to the polished product, it didn’t deliver. This movie only gets good at the end when the Clones show up to help and the battle breaks out, resulting in seeing Yoda in action for the very first time against Count Dooku.

7. Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977)

  • $775,398,007

The film that kicked off this incredible universe. A New Hope was immensely popular back in the day not just for the newfound lore, or the story but the actual tech of the film was similar to what Avatar was when it was released. My only wish for this film is that the Obi-Wan vs. Vader scene was more impactful, even despite just how amazing the film is. Thankfully, someone did recreate the fight on YouTube which I have provided below for you.

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6. Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005)

  • $868,390,560

I was born in 1993 so naturally, the Prequels made me a fan of Star Wars as I grew up with them. Personally, Revenge of the Sith is my favorite Star Wars film and it’s always the one I enjoy watching the most when I do a run-through. There were flaws in it and despite what people believe about Hayden Christensen, he absolutely nailed it in this.

5. Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999)

  • $1,027,082,707

Jar Jar Binks. What were they thinking for a character? I’m sorry but this film is unwatchable for the majority of it because of this. It only gets good when Maul shows up to fight Qui-Gon before they leave Tatooine. It did very well at the Box Office though, reaching over $1b which actually put the film second behind Titanic on the all-time list which is massive. I was one of those who went to see this in theatres, it was actually the first ever film I saw in a cinema.

4. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

  • $1,058,682,142

Rogue One is a film a lot of people hold in high esteem and it’s easy to see why. It was never a film I particularly cared for when the trailers were released but it was brilliant nonetheless. It still features one of the best scenes in Star Wars history with the Darth Vader ending scene, which I have provided for you to relive below.

3. Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

  • $1,074,149,279

This film ended all hope for me for this main run. It did well at the Box Office sitting third but for me, the one thing that annoys me more than anything is Finn. Throughout the film, Finn tries to tell Rey something but we never learn what this is. It’s only AFTER the film is released that the Director told us that he tried to tell her he was force sensitive. For that reason alone, I struggle to care for this film despite how good it was.

2. Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi (2017)

  • $1,332,698,830

It was a shock to see The Last Jedi 2nd on this list. This film seems to be universally hated by so many Star Wars fans. The film isn’t horrible, it does in fact have some fantastic moments such as Luke vs. Kylo Ren. Whilst most fans would see the film as an L, Disney would surely take this considering it’s as of now, in the top 16 on the all-time Box Office charts.

1. Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015)

  • $2,069,521,700

Weirdly for me, this isn’t a shock. It was clear from the off that this film would rake in high numbers at the Box Office. After Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith, it was highly likely Star Wars was buried at that point as there was no real direction until Disney took over. In all fairness, this film wasn’t bad, it was actually very good but I feel like it needed more. It played safe by basically being A New Hope remake and should have focused on Finn being the new Jedi, not Rey, like the marketing originally suggested.

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Daniel Lewandowski

29 years old. Founder, and co-owner of Comic Universe. Journalist specializing in the Arrowverse shows, and the MCU. Creator of the Comic Universe website.

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