Star Wars: 39 years old today
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|
|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|
|6||The Ten Commandments||1956||131,000,000||$1,123,980,000|
|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|