Star Wars: 39 years old today

Star Wars Chinese Theatre 1977

Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope was released theatrically in the United States on May 25, 1977.
It earned $461 million in the U.S. and $314 million overseas, totaling $775 million.

When adjusted for inflation, Star Wars is the second-highest-grossing film in North America, and the third-highest-grossing film in the world.

List of highest-grossing films in Canada and the United States adjusted for ticket-price inflation (full list):
Rank Title Year Est. tickets Adjusted gross
1 Gone with the Wind 1939 202,044,600 $1,733,542,668
2 Star Wars 1977 178,119,600 $1,528,266,168
3 The Sound of Music 1965 142,415,400 $1,221,924,132
4 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial 1982 141,854,300 $1,217,109,894
5 Titanic 1997 135,654,500 $1,163,915,610
6 The Ten Commandments 1956 131,000,000 $1,123,980,000
7 Jaws 1975 128,078,800 $1,098,916,104
8 Doctor Zhivago 1965 124,135,500 $1,065,082,590
9 The Exorcist 1973 110,599,200 $948,941,136
10 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 1937 109,000,000 $935,220,000
11 Star Wars: The Force Awakens 2015 108,105,800 $927,547,764
12 One Hundred and One Dalmatians 1961 99,917,300 $857,290,434
13 The Empire Strikes Back 1980 98,180,600 $842,389,548
14 Ben-Hur 1959 98,000,000 $840,840,000
15 Avatar 2009  97,255,300 $834,450,474

Star Wars Chinese Theatre 1977

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