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Star Wars domestic box office decreases by 77 percent since The Force Awakens?


Table 1: Star Wars Domestic Box Office: 2015 – Present

Star Wars Movies: Domestic Box Office Percent Change
Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens $936,662,225.00
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story $532,177,324.00 -43.2
Star Wars Ep. VIII: The Last Jedi $620,181,382.00 16.5
Solo: A Star Wars Story $212,578,759.00 -65.7
Total: $2,301,599,690.00
Average: $575,399,922.50
Minimum: $212,578,759.00
Maximum: $936,662,225.00
Ep. VII to Ep. VIII: -33.8
Rogue One to Solo: -60.1
Net Percent Change: -77.3

(Source: http://www.the-numbers.com)


Data Notes:

  1. Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens, the first movie in the latest series, earned the most at the Domestic Box Office; whereas, Solo: A Star Wars Story, the most recent movie in the series, earned the least at the Domestic Box Office.
  2. The net percent change from Star Wars Ep. VII to Solo was -77.3 percent. In fact, the only positive percent change between movies was between Rogue One and Star Wars Ep. VII. 
  3. It should also be noted that the percent change between Ep. VII and Ep. VIII was -33.8 percent; and the percent change between Rogue One and Solo was -60.1 percent.


The overall trends in the most recent Star Wars movies demonstrate a considerable decrease in box office earnings. Moreover, if these trends continue, then a reasonable forecast would likely predict that Star Wars Ep. IX will earn a little more than $300 million domestically, which would be an additional decrease of about 33 percent between Ep. VIII and Ep. IX and a total decrease of about 66 percent between Ep. VII and Ep. IX in box office earnings. In other words, the recent Star Wars movies could have reasonably made between $4 billion and $4.6 billion. Instead, the franchise will likely earn between $2.6 billion and $2.7 billion if the domestic box office maintains its current trajectory. 


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