Table 1: Star Wars International Box Office: 2015 – Present
|Star Wars Movies:||International Box Office:||Percent Change|
|Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens||$1,122,000,000.00||—|
|Rogue One: A Star Wars Story||$518,811,164.00||-53.8|
|Star Wars Ep. VIII: The Last Jedi||$697,910,658.00||34.5|
|Solo: A Star Wars Story||$172,445,036.00||-75.3|
|Ep. VII to Ep. VIII||-37.8|
|Rogue One to Solo||-66.8|
|Net Percent Change||-84.6|
- Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens, the first movie in the latest series, earned the most at the International Box Office; whereas, Solo: A Star Wars Story, the most recent movie in the series, earned the least at the International Box Office.
- The net percent change from Star Wars Ep. VII to Solo was -84.6 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 -37.8 percent; and the percent change between Rogue One and Solo was -66.8 percent.
The overall trends in the most recent Star Wars movies demonstrate a considerable decrease in international 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 $434 million internationally, which would be an additional decrease of about 37.8 percent between Ep. VIII and Ep. IX and a total decrease of about 75.6 percent between Ep. VII and Ep. IX in box office earnings. In other words, the recent Star Wars movies could have reasonably made between $4.5 billion and $5.4 billion. Instead, the franchise will likely earn between $2.9 billion and $3.5 billion if the international box office maintains its current trajectory.
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