40 STAR WARS NICE LITTLE NUMBERS

40 STAR WARS NICE LITTLE NUMBERS

jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG Wednesday 4th May 2022

 THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

AND

TOP 40 OF THE DAY

40 STAR WARS NICE LITTLE NUMBERS

 

Happy STAR WARS DAY – 4th May!!!

May 4th (force) be with you!

It is hard to believe that a small science fiction movie with a relatively modest budget could turn into a movie empire (pun intended) that has entertained and amazed generations. 40 years after A New Hope debuted, Star Wars remains a dominant movie franchise with countless marketing extensions that permeate just about every aspect of pop culture.

Please note that some of these Star Wars stats are easier to find than others, so some of these are based on news reports and not official company tallies. All facts are linked to their source unless it was sent to me directly from the company. In other words: This is the best I can find, but I don’t guarantee anything.

  1. 9 Star War Movies – Star Wars Movie Release Dates:

I – The Phantom Menace: 1999

II – Attack of the Clones: 2002

III – Revenge of the Sith: 2005

IV – A New Hope: 1977

V – The Empire Strikes Back: 1980

VI – Return of the Jedi: 1983

VII – The Force Awakens: 2015

VIII – The Last Jedi: 2017

IX – The Rise of Skywalker: 2019

The Clone Wars: 2008

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story:  2016

Solo: A Star Wars Story: 2018

 

How many Star Wars movies are there?

8 original series movies with the 9th released in 2019. 2 Star Wars Story Movies + The Clone Wars.

 

  1. 2012 The year Disney purchased Lucasfilm (Star Wars).
  2. $4 billion The amount Disney purchased Star Wars for.
  3. $10 billion – Estimated projected Star Wars franchise net worth for Disney

Trivia: Who wrote Star Wars? George Lucas

  1. $11 million – Production budget for Star Wars: A New Hope.
  2. $775 million – Worldwide gross box office sales for Star Wars: A New Hope.
  3. $18 million – Production budget for Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.
  4. $538 million – Worldwide gross box office sales for Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.
  5. $32.5 million – Production budget for Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.
  6. $475 million – Worldwide gross box office sales for Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.
  7. $115 million – Production budget for Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.
  8. $1.027 billion – Worldwide gross box office sales for Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.
  9. $115 million – Production budget for Star Wars: Attack of the Clones.
  10. $649 million – Worldwide gross box office sales for Attack of the Clones.
  11. $113 million – Production budget for Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith.
  12. $848 million – Worldwide gross box office sales for Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith.
  13. $200 million – Production budget for Star Wars: The Force Awakens:
  14. $2.068 billion – Worldwide gross box office sales for Star Wars: The Force Awakens:
  15. $100 million – Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the fastest movie to gross $100 million at the box office (24 hours from its release on 12/18/15).
  16. $200 million – Production budget for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
  17. $1.041 billion – Worldwide gross box office sales for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story:
  18. $200 million – Production budget for Star Wars: The Last Jedi:
  19. $1.268 billion – Worldwide gross box office sales for Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
  20. 12 minutes – Amount of time Darth Vader appears for in the original Star Wars (Episode IV).
  21. $700 million – Total Star Wars toys sales in 2015.
  22. $19.4 billion – Total Star Wars merchandise sales in 2015:

TRIVIA – R2-D2 and C-3PO are the only characters that appear in every official Star Wars saga movies.

TRIVIA – Tatooine is actually a real place in Tunisia.

  1. 900 years old – Yoda was 900 years old when he died in Return of the Jedi.

TRIVIA – Chewbacca was inspired by George Lucas’ dog; an Alaskan Malamute named Indiana.

TRIVIA – Nien Numb was a puppet in Return of the Jedi, but played by a live person in The Force Awakens.

  1. 40 – Original number of U.S. cinemas that were willing to show Star Wars Episode IV was only 40.
  2. $10,000 – Amount that Harrison Ford was paid for Star Wars Episode IV.
  3. $95 million – Amount that Alec Guinness (Obi-Wan Kenobi) made after negotiating for 2% of box office receipts for the movies he was in.
  4. 250 million figures – Number of Star Wars action figures sold from the first trilogy (1978-1986).
  5. 100+ – Number of different original Star Wars action figures released by Kenner from 1978-1986.

TRIVIA – Most valuable Star Wars action figure of all time. Rocket Firing Boba Fett (1979)

  1. 500,000 unique items – Largest Star Wars collection of all time.
  2. 0 – The number of times that Boba Fett’s name is actually mentioned in Empire Strikes Back (he is always referred to as the “Bounty Hunter”)
  3. $32 billion – The total amount of revenue brought in by the entire Star Wars franchise.
  4. 200 million+ – Number of LEGO Star Wars sets sold since 1999.
  5. 5.3 million bricks – Largest LEGO Star Wars model ever built: X-Wing.
  6. 2.5 hours – Average gameplay per player of Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes per day per player.
  7. 15.57 million copies – Number of copies of LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga that have been sold all time
  8. 99,626 – Number of Star Wars fans that petitioned for Leia to become an official Disney Princess.

TRIVIA – Most expensive piece of Star Wars memorabilia of all time – George Lucas’ Episode IV Panavision Camera.

 

REMEMBER: The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.

– Nicolas Chamfort

 INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY

“Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.” – Bruce Lee

HAPPINESS IS…

Happiness is…Star Wars.

GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY

Before crowbars were introduced crows used to drink alone!

LOVE IS…

Love is…watching a Star Wars movie together.

TURN…TURN…TURN!

A time for IV – A New Hope: 1977…A time for VII – The Force Awakens 2015.

 

 

 

 

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