'ouch!' It also contains one of the very few retcons in any franchise that I can recall that actually improves the other films. Of course, how much of this is due to the extensive reshoots is impossible to quantify, but it's still the best film in that time period in terms of nailing the "feel" of the universe. 6. Ever since Star Wars: The Force Awakens flew into theatres in December, the huge crowds have had people asking when it might become the all-time box-office … 1977 Take 195,666,111 * 3.9(inflation) = $763,097,832.9, 1978 Take 19,871,221 * 3.71(inflation) = $73,722,229.91. Avatar (2009) PG-13 | 162 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy . Also qualifying as “a bridge too far” is the adjusted-for-inflation $530 million domestic total ($380 million in 2005) of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. Ever since Star Wars: The Force Awakens flew into theatres in December, the huge crowds have had people asking when it might become the all-time box-office … So it’s a good time to look back at what are the highest-grossing movies ever. Yes, they had the very first VCRs in the 70s, but they cost as much as a car (no exaggeration) and were only for recording from TV, since there were no video stores. Many movies, prior to VHS rentals in the 1980s, and VHS --and later DVD-- ownership in the 1990s, were shown in theaters for years, not weeks or months like now. The only movie in the franchise to beat it is The Force Awakens at $2.2 billion. Your Wikipedia link says Rogue One is the third highest grossing Star Wars film worldwide after adjusting for inflation, not second, and even that seems to be out of date. I’ve broken down the actual inflation rate versus ticket sales in 1977 and 1978 (its initial run) and adjusted accordingly. He tells me he saw it 22 times. Close. Get ready to feel disoriented for the rest of the day. Star Wars: The Last Jedi finished its second week at the box office with $19.4 million on Thursday giving it a total of $464.6 million after two weeks of release. — Young Il Kim (@theyoungilkim) January 5, 2016 Adj.) 20. 7.8. Totals also include reissue and special edition releases. Plus (a) movies were cheaper to go to, (b) special effects were not done as well to this point, and (c) lot of people smoked weed. The fact that the thermal exhaust port was secretly added as a defect was a very clever decision, and I'd like very much to see more of this kind of intelligence and logic applied to future films. Star Wars makes tons of money at the box office, but even after it leaves theaters, it continues to be a money maker. For reasons explained below , 22% or 28%, respectively was added to the inflation-adjusted box-office gross for any film released from 1987 or later.Then, films were scored (100 points for the highest-grossing film, 99 for the 2nd-highest, etc.) The final installment of the Skywalker Saga should have broken box office records. 6. Adjusted for today’s ticket prices, the film would have earned around $1.15 billion at the box office. But, since I brought Star Wars into the discussion, let’s just compare the 1977 Star Wars and the 2015 Star Wars releases. Can confirm, my dad was a senior in HS in 1977. As someone who thinks Star Wars is just okay and is definitely not a hardcore fanboy, I have to say that Rogue One is my favorite one. Think you can do better? The Force Awakens grossed $2.068 billion worldwide, and even The Last Jedi grossed $1.332 billion (Source). Movie Box Offices Adjusted. Thanks. And that’s before we account for other variables suppressing box office ticket sales in 2015-2016 and inflating them in 1977-1978. I got the films' worldwide gross from Wikipedia and the value of each years' dollar from an online inflation calculator. It should have had the feel of a great heist movie. Star Wars has been very lucrative for Disney, with every film making at least $1 billion, but I wanted to do the math and find out the worldwide gross of each film (minus The Clone Wars film) when adjusted for inflation. But at least something like inflation, and then maybe a percentage of that years global box office, could get somewhere closer. Rogue One earned more worldwide than Rise of Skywalker after adjusting for inflation, but not by that much. As far as my prediction for "Episode IX"??? Not satisfied with this visual? Box office figures for all of the Star Wars films have been compiled for the PA news agency by the British Film Institute, and have been adjusted for inflation. We encourage a lack of critical thinking. But certain movies are popular enough to overcome these negative events anyway and bring people out. Rogue One was still based on that but had a much tighter story focus (and better action sequences IMO). As of December 2019, 27 of the top-50 are superhero films, many of which are among the highest-grossing superhero films.Such films include science fiction elements but are most associated with the superhero genre. That’s only part of the story though. Highest-grossing sci-fi films. Remix this visual with the data in the in the author's citation. Not to mention the availability of home video options in the modern age versus then… when there was none. The rest of the movies don’t even come close to that mark. We could have some fun with that and divide by just TV viewership in 1977-1978 versus TV viewership in 2015-2016. We'll see... :) I have not seen "Solo: A Star Wars Story" yet, but I seem to be in the majority on that one. 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Which fails to account for increase or decrease in overall movie going public. worldwide it grossed more than all episodes save 1977's Episode 4. With ticket prices adjusted for inflation, 'Gone With the Wind' and 'Star Wars' blow past the sci-fi blockbuster. I know what they were going for with the ending, but I felt absolutely nothing. Adjusting for inflation, it has earned about half as much as the original Star Wars in 1977, Box Office Mojo says. The following chart ranks all nine installments of the core Star Wars saga by their box office earnings adjusted to 2020 ticket prices. Box Office Mojo diligently researched the All Time Box Office Adjusted for Ticket Price Inflation chart. Posted by 12 months ago. If you see a potential issue or oversight in the visualization, please post a constructive comment below. In inflation-adjusted dollars, the original Star Wars is still king, with a star killing $3 billion in worldwide box office earnings. The Star Wars films are the highest-grossing series based on a single property, earning over $10 billion at the box office (although the Eon James Bond films have earned over $18 billion in total when adjusted to current prices). In short, inflation is always going up, so are the amount of total humans, and so is Hollywood’s footprint in nations around the world. 'ouch!' Adjusted: ~3.7-3.8 Billion $ Real Worldwide Box Office: 402.3 Mio $ Budget: 3.85 Mio $ 2. Post approval does not signify that this visualization has been verified or its sources checked. Either way this cerebral Star Wars adventure still managed to outgross its successor The Rise of Skywalker which only just scraped the $1 billion milestone at the box office. We dismiss correlations because they don’t match up to some severity we’ve attached to other numbers, then dismiss those more “important” numbers whenever it suits us because we’ve become used to skewing data to fit our agenda. — Young Il Kim (@theyoungilkim) January 5, 2016 The new Star Wars is not the most successful movie in American history. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rogue_One#:~:text=Rogue%20One%20grossed%20%24532.2%20million,%2C%20Zootopia%2C%20and%20Finding%20Dory. 20. Using data from Box Office Mojo, we've ranked every Star Wars movie that had a theatrical release by its box office. It’s just box office data. When adjusted for ticket price inflation, the new Star Wars hasn’t even cracked the top 20 – where 1939’s Gone With The Wind still holds the top spot followed by 1977's A New Hope. Biggest Summer Blockbusters adjusted for Inflation by pattap-21567 | created - 4 months ago | updated - 2 months ago | Public All Summer Blockbusters who made at least 1.2 Billion at the Box Office Refine See titles to watch instantly, titles you haven't rated, etc. Something wrong when a one off film does much better than most of the primary saga films. I think the big reason for A New Hope getting that much was because there was not a way to watch it more than once except in a movie theater. The Sound of Music (1965) It would be like saying that we have more murders in America now than in 1977 (8.8). The Sound of Music (1965) Rogue One is the best of the new Star Wars movies, so it deserves all that. Instead, it seemed to meander quite a bit. Films appearing in either the Top 100 of the "Box Office Mojo" or "The Movie Times" lists of inflation-adjusted films were considered. Rounding out the box office top 10 is the one “Star Wars” reboot that actually managed to appease most viewers. Star Wars has been very lucrative for Disney, with every film making at least $1 billion, but I wanted to do the math and find out the worldwide gross of each film (minus The Clone Wars film) when adjusted for inflation. Movies. It was by far the most faithful adaptation of the original films in terms of aesthetic, but I found the story and characters very dull. Let’s take the original Star Wars from 1977. All together, Star Wars movies have pulled in $8.9 billion at the worldwide box office. Including rentals, the figure jumps to over $12 billion. While it ranks a little lower on this list, if you adjusted the gross for ticket price inflation, then this would actually be the number one on the list. Star Wars: The Force Awakens still has a way to go to beat A New Hope at the box-office. Endgame became the highest grossing box office movie of all time (not adjusted to inflation) upon its release, and took only five days to pass the $1 billion mark. Whenever a modern movie breaks some box office record you’ll inevitably read an industry professional, journalist, or fan comment about how it doesn’t match up to some old movie when “adjusting for inflation.” People seemingly note this to indicate the current movie box office numbers are not as impressive since fewer tickets were sold. It was such a huge hit that it was brought back into theaters several times before its sequel came out in 1980. OP, as a side note Rogue One grossed more in US sales than Episode 2 and 9, and worldwide it grossed more than all episodes' domestic box office sales save 1977's Episode 4. As everyone should know, the top money-making film of all-time is NOT Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) but Gone With the Wind (1939). It is in the orginal link and I nearly added it, but the graph got too busy. So it’s a good time to look back at what are the highest-grossing movies ever. As of December 2019, 27 of the top-50 are superhero films, many of which are among the highest-grossing superhero films.Such films include science fiction elements but are most associated with the superhero genre. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rogue_One#:~:text=Rogue%20One%20grossed%20%24532.2%20million,%2C%20Zootopia%2C%20and%20Finding%20Dory. Movie Box Offices Adjusted. Press J to jump to the feed. Taking ticket price inflation into account, the original 1977 Star Wars film is still the most successful one. We could have some fun with that and divide by just TV viewership in 1977-1978 versus TV viewership in 2015-2016. What’s troubling about this qualifier is that it completely discounts all other variables that have decreased box office ticket sales. Either way this cerebral Star Wars adventure still managed to outgross its successor The Rise of Skywalker which only just scraped the $1 billion milestone at the box office. Top 100 Films of All-Time: Here are the US domestic rankings (adjusted for inflation) (with a short summary description of each film), to fairly accurately show which films have been the largest blockbusters over a long period of time. 17. Either way, I think it would be in someways more interesting to see. Also qualifying as “a bridge too far” is the adjusted-for-inflation $530 million domestic total ($380 million in 2005) of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. Even when adjusting for inflation, TFA beats the original by nearly $100 million. The Star Wars films are the highest-grossing series based on a single property, earning over $10 billion at the box office (although the Eon James Bond films have earned over $18 billion in total when adjusted to current prices). While it has dominated on the small screen, the Star Trek franchise has never been quite as commercially successful on the silver screen as its major competitor, the Star Wars Saga. Biggest Summer Blockbusters adjusted for Inflation by pattap-21567 | created - 4 months ago | updated - 2 months ago | Public All Summer Blockbusters who made at least 1.2 Billion at the Box Office Refine See titles to watch instantly, titles you haven't rated, etc. Box Office Mojo diligently researched the All Time Box Office Adjusted for Ticket Price Inflation chart. Adjusted for inflation, Homer's campfire telling of the Odyssey still ranks ahead of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in the box office. Once Star Wars became a hit, a unique pop culture developed around it which had no competitor for several years. The following is a list of the highest-grossing science fiction films of all time. Episode IV is still the third highest grossing film of all time, adjusted for inflation When adjusted for ticket price inflation, the new Star Wars hasn’t even cracked the top 20 – where 1939’s Gone With The Wind still holds the top spot followed by 1977's A New Hope. But the percentage of murders has decreased. Wouldn't say something is wrong. Your Wikipedia link says Rogue One is the third highest grossing Star Wars film worldwide after adjusting for inflation, not second, and even that seems to be out of date. It comes to us from director J.J. Abrams, who played it safe by delivering a somewhat familiar plotline. Star Wars: The Last Jedi finished its second week at the box office with $19.4 million on Thursday giving it a total of $464.6 million after two weeks of release. And even then it’s not fair since it discounts all the other variables affecting box office sales. Time of year, competing films, economic downturns, natural disasters, global pandemics. While it ranks a little lower on this list, if you adjusted the gross for ticket price inflation, then this would actually be the number one on the list. Plus I think the whole Skywalker saga is overdone. Marvel Vs. Star Wars Vs. DC - Adjusted Box Office Inflation#Marvel #StarWars #DC 7.8. It’s the skewing of data that allows people to dismiss progress. The Force Awakens grossed $2.068 billion worldwide, and even The Last Jedi grossed $1.332 billion (Source). A place to share and discuss visual representations of data: Graphs, charts, maps, etc. Rogue One is by far the best of the new Star Wars movies, IMO, but you're using bad info to make your point. It made a ton of money in a time when box office smash hits could be counted on one hand (missing some fingers); in a time when there were a handful of channels on TV; in a time when the top 20 TV shows had nearly 3 times as many viewers as the top 20 in 2017; in a time when there was no Internet; in a time when video games were barely a thing. Top ten Star Wars movies, ranked according to their worldwide box office numbers, adjusted for inflation. More posts from the dataisbeautiful community. Adjusted for inflation, Homer's campfire telling of the Odyssey still ranks ahead of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in the box office. As everyone should know, the top money-making film of all-time is NOT Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) but Gone With the Wind (1939). Rogue One grossed $532.2 million in the United States and Canada and $523.8 million in other countries for a worldwide total of $1.056 billion. The problem with most of these kind of analysis of box office results, is that they only look at inflation and not at percentage of total box office. Rise of Skywalker made $1.074 billion three years after Rogue One came out. Therefore, the only reasonable standard by which to even compare box office sales is to count only the first-theater-run for the movies. Top ten Star Wars movies, ranked according to their worldwide box office numbers, adjusted for inflation. The total box office for Star Wars (1977) not including the re-releases and adjusting for inflation is just above $2.1 billion. There was no home video version until several years later. Endgame became the highest grossing box office movie of all time (not adjusted to inflation) upon its release, and took only five days to pass the $1 billion mark. Comscore estimates that around 128 million tickets were sold during the film’s run. By comparison, The Force Awakens earned $22.93 million for a total of $651.97 million, while Rogue One managed $16.72 million during this day in its run for a running tally of $375.38 million. Adjusted: ~3.35 Billion $ Real Worldwide Box Office: 2790.0 Mio $ Budget: 237 Mio $ 3. Adjusting for inflation, it has earned about half as much as the original Star Wars in 1977, Box Office Mojo says. Top 100 Films of All-Time: Here are the US domestic rankings (adjusted for inflation) (with a short summary description of each film), to fairly accurately show which films have been the largest blockbusters over a long period of time. Excellent point. So many younger people fail to realize that, in the 70s, once a movie left the theater, it was basically gone forever. You might read this and say it isn’t important. I will count the first-theater-run only for the first Star Wars versus the only theater run for 2015’s “The Force Awakens” and adjust for inflation based on 2016 (when TFA ended its run). The Marvel Cinematic Universe is also the highest-grossing franchise, amassing over $22 billion at the box office. Using data from Box Office Mojo, we've ranked every Star Wars movie that had a theatrical release by its box office. It's just great. As far as my prediction for "Episode IX"??? In the true list, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Avatar aren’t within sights of the inflation-adjusted number one spot. And we could include another modifier for video game use in their respective years but that’s such a ridiculous difference how could we even agree on a reasonable one? I feel like the SW universe is better explored in that one than in any of the main movies. Marvel Vs. Star Wars Vs. DC - Adjusted Box Office Inflation#Marvel #StarWars #DC I got the films' worldwide gross from Wikipedia and the value of each years' dollar from an online inflation calculator. "Saving the world" becomes boring when you have to repeat it 9 times. The Force Awakens is a big second with $528 million earned worldwide in its opening weekend and $2.066 billion total. … Here are the lifetime grosses of all the "Star Wars" movies: Note: Box office figures below are domestic earnings adjusted for inflation. I'd watch a new hope 2 dozen times in theaters now. Adjusted: ~2.05 Billion $ Real Worldwide Box Office: 2048.4 Mio $ Budget: 316-400 Mio $ But this is a modern problem that washes over and drowns reason at all levels. Then we could add another modifier to Internet activity in 1977-1978 versus 2015-2016… except we can’t since the Internet wasn’t even public 40 years ago. Even when adjusting for inflation, TFA beats the original by nearly $100 million. And that’s before we account for other variables suppressing box office ticket sales in 2015-2016 and inflating them in 1977-1978. Given the sheer ruthlessness of certain fans, who can blame him? Archived . Adjusted for inflation, all 11 Star Wars movies have made $22 billion dollars. Highest-grossing sci-fi films. Plus it should be noted that New Hope was theatrically rereleased 4 times between it's original release and the premiere of Empire, which just goes to show how popular it was. Of course we have more murders now… there are 100 million more people. Movies. In the true list, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Avatar aren’t within sights of the inflation-adjusted number one spot. Spoiler alert: Almost all of them did exceptionally well. All … Thank you for your Original Content, /u/exmoor456!Here is some important information about this post: Remember that all visualizations on r/DataIsBeautiful should be viewed with a healthy dose of skepticism. But also there are different kinds of world events and economic circumstances that can fluctuate peoples ability to actually go out and see movies. I had uncles who watched it over 2 dozen times in theaters with their buddies and I know he wasn't the only one who saw it multiple times. Movies How Does 'Avatar' Stack Up Against Past Box-Office Champs? The regular Star Wars stories are so boring. If you wanted to see Star Wars, you had to see it in the theater. Box Office Records > Domestic > All Movies > Cumulative > All Time Domestic (Inf. We'll see... :) I have not seen "Solo: A Star Wars Story" yet, but I seem to be in the majority on that one. If we can’t even be reasonable about a seemingly innocuous thing like box office data, then how can people be expected to be reasonable about more complex issues? Below is the math behind this (again, this is based on 2016 adjustment for inflation, not 2017 since I’m counting it against the final theatrical box office take of TFA). We’d have to assign at least a 2X modifier since viewership, percentage wise, is down (by more than 2X, mind you) as people have more options. Adjusted for inflation, all 11 Star Wars movies have made $22 billion dollars. Advertisement Next While it has dominated on the small screen, the Star Trek franchise has never been quite as commercially successful on the silver screen as its major competitor, the Star Wars Saga. My mom went with her friends multiple times because it was an ac'd escape from the SoCal heat. There are too many variables that vary from film released to film release, besides just inflation, to account for. I just wish that the character development had been better. The following is a list of the highest-grossing science fiction films of all time. The new Star Wars is not the most successful movie in American history. Titanic (1997) PG-13 | 194 min | Drama, Romance . 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