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|
|Ep. VII to Ep. VIII:||-33.8|
|Rogue One to Solo:||-60.1|
|Net Percent Change:||-77.3|
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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