Star Wars

By | May 14, 2009

Episode I: The Phantom Menace
This is the beginning of the story, but the 4th of the movies produced. It tells the story of the discovery of Anakin Skywalker, the Chosen One and foresees the beginning of the end of the old Republic and the Jedi Order. The movie was released in 1999 and grossed over 431 million dollars (609 million in 2009 dollars) making it the 6th largest grossing movie.

Episode II: Attack of the Clones
Taking place 10 years after the Phantom Menace, it tells the story of the young Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker and his dealings with love and hate as darkness falls on the old Republic and the Jedi Knights discovering their spiritual enmity. The movie was released in 2002 and grossed over 310 Million dollars (383 million in 2009 dollars) making it the 25th largest grossing movie.

Episode III: The Revenge of the Sith
The movie takes place at the end of the Clone Wars and shows the destruction of the Jedi Order, the conversion of Anakin Skywalker to the dark side of the Force and the birth of his twins who although separated at birth will continue the story and help bring order to the galaxy. The movie was released in 2005 and grossed over 380 Million dollars (425 million in 2009 dollars) making it the 9th largest grossing movie.

Episode IV: A New Hope
The first of the Star Wars movies when it was released in 1977 it had only the title Star Wars. It tells the story of a young man and a mission to destroy the ultimate weapon and rescue a Princess with the aid of one of the last Jedi Knights. The movie which has be released several times has grossed over 460 Million dollars (1,278 million in 2009 dollars). For 20 years it was the highest grossing movie until the release of Titanic and now resides in 3rd place falling from second in 2008 behind The Dark Knight.

Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
The Sith Lord Darth Vader leads a search for Rebel leaders as Luke Skywalker trains with the old Jedi Master Yoda. The movie was release in 1980 has grossed over 290 Million dollars (704 million in 2007 dollars) making it the 33rd highest grossing movie.

Episode VI: The Return of the Jedi
The last of the 1st set of movies tells the story of how the Evil Empire end and that Anakin Skywalker, now Darth Vader and the one chosen to bring balance to the Force, destroys the Sith. The movie was release in 1983 has grossed over 309 Million dollars (675 million in 2007 dollars) making it the 27th highest grossing movie.


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