50 Amazing Star Wars Fun Facts and Stats (May 2017)


Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others, so some of these are based on news reports and not official company tallies. All stats are linked to their source unless it was sent to me directly from the company. No stat listed here should be considered in making any type of investment decision. In other words: This is the best I can find, but I don’t guarantee anything.

Original number of U.S. movie theaters that were willing to show Star Wars Episode IV:

only 40

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Amount that Harrison Ford was paid for Star Wars Episode IV:

$10,000


Amount that Alec Guinness (Obi-Wan Kenobi) made after negotiating for 2% of box office receipts for the movies he was in:

$95 million


Number of Star Wars figures sold from the first trilogy (1978-1986):

250 million figures


Number of different original Star Wars figures released by Kenner from 1978-1986:

more than 100


Most valuable Star Wars action figure of all time:

Largest Star Wars collection of all time:

500,000 unique items


Number of times that Boba Fett’s name is actually mentioned in Empire Strikes Back:

0 (he is always referred to as the “Bounty Hunter”)


The total amount of revenue brought in by the entire Star Wars franchise:

$32 billion

Last updated 5/4/16


Number of LEGO Star Wars sets sold since 1999:

More than 200 million


Largest LEGO Star Wars model ever built:

5.3 million brick X-Wing

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