So what are everyone’s box office predictions for TRoS? I’m keeping mine at $700,000,000 domestic and $1,400,000,000 worldwide for now, but I fully expect to revise that upward depending on the hype.
Here is a list of the Star Wars movies domestic box office adjusted for inflation with Endgame thrown in just for fun. The numbers correspond to where they rank on the all-time domestic adjusted list.
2.Star Wars - $1,604,857,600
11.The Force Awakens - $974,117,000
13.The Empire Strikes Back - $884,607,500
16.Avengers: Endgame - $858,041,646
17.Return of the Jedi - $847,475,300
19.The Phantom Menace - $813,711,800
44.The Last Jedi - $609,026,300
62.Rogue One - $544,579,000
69.Revenge of the Sith - $534,514,500
100.Attack of the Clones - $481,750,900
Here’s where they fall on the all-time unadjusted domestic list:
1.The Force Awakens - $936,662,225
2.Avengers: Endgame - $858,041,646
9.The Last Jedi - $620,181,382
12.Rogue One - $532,177,324
16.The Phantom Menace - $474,544,677
17.Star Wars - $460,998,007
41.Revenge of the Sith - $380,270,577
77.Attack of the Clones - $310,676,740
79.Return of the Jedi - $309,306,177
95.The Empire Strikes Back - $290,475,067
184.Solo: A Star Wars Story - $213,767,512
If TRoS only makes the $700,000,000 that I predicted, that would put it in a decent spot on both lists, but good reviews, positive word of mouth, and marketing it as the end of the Skywalker saga could boost it considerably.
Looking at these lists, I think the demise of Star Wars has been greatly exaggerated. Galaxy’s Edge will open at the end of this month in Disney World, which is a considerably larger park. I think both will do well once all rides are fully open.
Multiple live-action shows are coming to Disney+ as well as animated series. We have video games, novels, and comics as well. In the world of today with such a wide variety of instantaneous entertainment options that are only a click away, I think Star Wars is doing great and couldn’t be in better hands.
Even when it comes to Star Wars, some of it has always been less popular than other parts. The Star Wars Holiday Special, The Ewok Movies, the Droids animated series. But the sky didn’t fall then and isn’t falling now.
Life is short, and there are only so many Star Wars movie premiers I will get in my lifetime. I’m going to enjoy each one to the absolute fullest. I’m going to make The Rise of Skywalker a huge part of my holiday season. I am already excited and the real hype hasn’t even started! Can’t wait!
The Force will be with you, always.