In 2019, The Rise of Skywalker arrived in cinemas. The movie – the concluding entry in the nine-part Star Warssaga – brought to an end the story of Luke, Leia, Rey and various other long-running characters.

Surrounded by a great deal of anticipation prior to its opening, the movie debuted to a mixed critical reception. But how did The Rise of Skywalker fair financially?

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How much money did The Rise of Skywalker make at the box office?

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After completing its theatrical run, The Rise of Skywalker made a total of $1,074,144,248.

According to Box Office Mojo, this breaks down as follows: 

  • $515,202,542 – Domestic 
  • $558,941,706 – International 

Total: $1,074,144,248

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How much did The Rise of Skywalker cost to make?

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The Rise of Skywalker only cost $275 million to make. I say “only”, when clearly $275 million is a lot of money.

However, when compared to the billion The Rise of Skywalker made at the box office, $275 million suddenly doesn’t seem so much. In the US, The Rise of Skywalker more than covered the cost of its budget, and what it took internationally was just a bonus.

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Is The Rise of Skywalker the most successful Star Wars movie?

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Although The Rise of Skywalker made a lot of cash, it couldn’t quite match the fortunes of the two previous entries in the saga: The Force Awakens (2015) and The Last Jedi (2017). 

The totals for these two films is as follows:

  • The Force Awakens – $2,068,223,624
  • The Last Jedi – $1,332,539,889

Collectively, the ‘sequel’ trilogy (2015 – 2019) made a whopping $4,474,907,761. This was from a combined trilogy budget of around $900 million. 

Not bad going, is it?

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