50 Amazing Star Wars Fun Facts, Stats and Trivia (August 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

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:

$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

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