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?
How much money did The Rise of Skywalker make at the box office?
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
How much did The Rise of Skywalker cost to make?
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.
Is The Rise of Skywalker the most successful Star Wars movie?
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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