PG | | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a Wookiee, and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle-station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader.
On opening weekend in 1977, the movie earned $1.554 million on fewer than 40 screens. In 1997, it made over $36 million on over 2,000 screens.
Did you hear that? They shut down the main reactor. We'll be destroyed for sure. This is madness.
Ben Kenobi says that the Force is an Energy Field that surrounds all living things, despite learning from his Master, Qui-Gon, that the more midichlorians someone has, the more Force they have.
The film has no opening credits. Instead, the first credits seen at the end of the film are presented in the order in which they would have otherwise been shown at the start. Although by the late 1990s it was commonplace for films to not have opening credits, in 1977 it was somewhat unusual for a major film to not have opening credits.
$35,906,661 (USA) (31 January 1997)
$460,935,665 (USA) (2 May 1997)
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Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens
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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
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