Discussion of how many days, weeks, etc, each film takes place over should continue in this thread.
This makes me wonder: What time length does A New Hope play over? A day? A week? A month?
Artoo and Threepio are captured their first day/night on Tatooine. The Jawas pull up to the Lars’ farm the next day. Artoo goes off to seek Obi Wan that evening. Luke and Threepio don’t start searching for him until early the next day.
Presumably, going into the Jundland Wastes, meeting Obi Wan, destruction of the farm, and heading for Mos Eisley occur on the same day.
The movie doesn’t give any hints how long it takes to get to Alderaan. Probably at least a day, as Han and Chewie have time to chill.
I doubt they were on the Death Star more than a few hours. How long it takes to get to the Yavin system and the time between arrival and the Death Star attack is anyone’s guess. They probably were packing up and fleeing Yavin soon as the medal ceremony was over. Maybe one more day?
TL/DR: A tad less than a week. 😃
It’s a good question for every single SW movie (and other) I guess:
TPM: more than a week (3 days on Tatooine, a few days on Coruscant, and last scene a few days after Naboo is taken back);
AOTC: more that a week, less than two (2 days on Coruscant; 3 days to travel to Naboo and to leave to Tatooine; 2 days on Tatooine and to go to Geonosis; 1 day on Geonosis; and finally the ending shot that can occur a few days after the battle of Geonosis);
TCW: first series: 3 years; second series: 2 years;
ROTS: tricky one. Padmé is already pregnant, Anakin has not showed up in a few months, and the babies are delivered at the end (with the ending montage which is Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey stuff). I would say a few weeks, maybe a complete month or more;
Rebels: 5 years
ANH: around a week, yeah;
TSWHS: 1 day: Life Day !
ESB: again, tricky one. So much is going on in this one, I would say more than a week, two weeks top (2 days on Hoth… and then it’s almost impossible to guess);
ROTJ: 3 days on Tatooine, 1 day on Dagobah, 1 day with the fleet, 2 days on Endor. A complete week ?
TFA: Poe captured on the first night; BB8 travels to Rey the next day and then spends the night with her (lucky bastard some might say); they take off from Jaku the next day and meet Han; it may take a day to meet Maz; First Order comes, Rey is captured, Rey escapes, they get back to the Reistance base… well, another full day ? Rey goes to the ancient Jedi Temple the next day I guess. 5 days ?
Where were you in '77?