65 Interesting Star Wars Fun Facts and Trivia (2019) | By the Numbers

Here are all the Star Wars fun facts, statistics and trivia you want to know including movies, history, toys, box office totals, collectibles and more!

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.

So just how big has Star Wars become after all these years? Here are the more interesting Star Wars facts, statistics and trivia I was able to dig up. Included are stats about Star Wars films, box office results, toys, collectibles, revenue, LEGO sets, records and more. As always, I will be adding more and updating these periodically as I find new stuff. Be sure to check back regularly.

Please note that some of these Star Wars facts 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.

Interesting Star Wars Fun Facts, Trivia and Statistics

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 set for release in 2019. 2 Star Wars Story Movies + The Clone Wars.


 Year Disney purchased Lucasfilm (Star Wars):

2012


Amount Disney purchased Star Wars for:

$4 billion


Estimated projected Star Wars franchise net worth for Disney:

$10 billion

Last updated 5/5/16


Who wrote Star Wars?

George Lucas


Production budget for Star Wars: A New Hope:

$11 million


Worldwide gross box office sales for Star Wars: A New Hope:

$775 million


Production budget for Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back:

$18 million


Worldwide gross box office sales for Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back:

$538 million


Production budget for Star Wars: Return of the Jedi:

$32.5 million


Worldwide gross box office sales for Star Wars: Return of the Jedi:

$475 million


Production budget for Star Wars: The Phantom Menace:

$115 million


Worldwide gross box office sales for Star Wars: The Phantom Menace:

$1.027 billion


Production budget for Star Wars: Attack of the Clones:

$115 million


Worldwide gross box office sales for Attack of the Clones:

$649 million


Production budget for Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith:

$113 million


Worldwide gross box office sales for Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith:

$848 million


Production budget for Star Wars: The Force Awakens:

$200 million


Worldwide gross box office sales for Star Wars: The Force Awakens:

$2.068 billion


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)


Production budget for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story:

$200 million


Worldwide gross box office sales for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story:

$1.041 billion

Last updated 2/5/16


Production budget for Star Wars: The Last Jedi:

$200 million


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Worldwide gross box office sales for Star Wars: The Last Jedi:

$1.268 billion

as of 1/15/17


Amount of time Darth Vader appears for in the original Star Wars (Episode IV):

Just 12 minutes


Total Star Wars toys sales in 2015:

$700 million


Total Star Wars merchandise sales in 2015:

$19.4 billion


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


Tatooine is actually a real place in Tunisia


How old is Yoda?

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


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


Han Solo’s Hoth jacket is actually brown, but looks blue because of the set lighting.


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


The surface of Crait in The Last Jedi was shredded paper dyed red.


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

only 40


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 action figures sold from the first trilogy (1978-1986):

250 million figures


Number of different original Star Wars action 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


Number of copies of Star Wars Battlefront that have been sold:

14 million 

Last updated 5/10/16


Total sales of Star Wars toys in 2016:

$760 million


Average gameplay per player of Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes:

2.5 hours per day per player

Last updated 11/4/16


Number of copies of LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga that have been sold all time:

15.57 million copies

Last updated 4/4/16


Number of Star Wars fans that petitioned for Leia to become an official Disney Princess:

99,626

Last updated 3/8/17


Most expensive piece of Star Wars memorabilia of all time:

George Lucas’ Episode IV Panavision Camera


List of Star Wars Television Shows:

  • Droids (1985-1986)
  • Ewoks (1985-1986)
  • Clone Wars (2003-2005)
  • Rebels (2014-2018)
  • Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures (2016-Present)

First Star Wars animation ever filmed:

Star Wars Holiday Special (1978)


Ben Kingsley (Ghandi) auditioned for the role of Emperor Palpatine.


Bossk’s yellow outfit came from a Doctor Who episode.

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About the Author

Craig Smith
I am founder and editor of DisneyNews.us. My passion for all things Disney goes pretty far back but was deepened by two semi-recent developments: 1) The birth of my son (who is now 7 years old and can't get enough Disney); and 2) Disney’s purchase of Lucasfilm/Star Wars (did I mention I was a super Star Wars geek?) I recently came to the realization that I spent a significant portion of my day reading articles about Disney and watching it with my son, so it only made sense that I would start sharing some of what I read and see and building a little community around it. Other interests include Disney, Sports, 80's Nostalgia, LEGO, Star Wars and Tech Gadgets. Other sites include DMR and VideoGamesStats.com.

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