Here are all the Star Wars 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 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.
Star Wars Facts, Statistics and Trivia
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?
There are currently 9 original series movies, 2 Star Wars Story Movies + The Clone Wars.
Year Disney purchased Lucasfilm (Star Wars):
Amount Disney purchased Star Wars for:
Estimated projected Star Wars franchise net worth for Disney:
Last updated 5/5/16
Who wrote Star Wars?
Production budget for Star Wars: A New Hope:
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Production budget for Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back:
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Production budget for Star Wars: Return of the Jedi:
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Production budget for Star Wars: The Phantom Menace:
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Production budget for Star Wars: Attack of the Clones:
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Production budget for Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith:
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Production budget for Star Wars: The Force Awakens:
Worldwide gross box office sales for Star Wars: The Force Awakens:
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:
Worldwide gross box office sales for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story:
Last updated 2/5/16
Production budget for Star Wars: The Last Jedi:
Worldwide gross box office sales for Star Wars: The Last Jedi:
as of 1/15/17
Amount of time Darth Vader appears for in the original Star Wars (Episode IV):
Total Star Wars toys sales in 2015:
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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:
Amount that Harrison Ford was paid for Star Wars Episode IV:
Amount that Alec Guinness (Obi-Wan Kenobi) made after negotiating for 2% of box office receipts for the movies he was in:
Number of Star Wars action figures sold from the first trilogy (1978-1986):
Number of different original Star Wars action figures released by Kenner from 1978-1986:
Most valuable Star Wars action figure of all time:
Largest Star Wars collection of all time:
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 (2003-2020)
- Rebels (2014-2018)
- Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures (2016-Present)
- Star Wars Resistance (2018-2020)
- The Mandalorian (2019-Present)
- Star Wars: The Bad Batch (2021-Present)
- The Book of Boba Fett (2021-Present)
- Obi-Wan Kenobi (2022-Present)
- Andor (2022-Present)
- Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi (2022-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.