Undeniable Fact About ROTS #19: It Grossed $800 Million Worldwide

George Lucas didn’t think audiences would go for his dark chapter in the saga, at least not in comparison to the others, but ROTS was a very successful film. In its global box office take, it was second only to one of the Harry Potter flicks for 2005. Which isn’t bad given the huge amounts of piracy of the movie that probably bled out some of the foreign box office. It’s the second most successful box office total of the prequels and either the second or third of the entire series. Had they moved on converting ROTS to 3D a little earlier and had it not been subsequently canceled, it was in reach of being the second SW film to break $1 billion worldwide.

According to Wikipedia, the full international gross is $848 million worldwide.



7 Responses to “Undeniable Fact About ROTS #19: It Grossed $800 Million Worldwide”

  1. BansheeGun Says:

    I would pay any amount just to see ROTS in theaters one more time. The feels that would happen!

  2. madmediaman Says:

    That’s $483 million in domestic box office today which would put it as the #5 grossing film domestically of all time. Grand total of over $1 billion worldwide in today’s dollars..

  3. Hunk a Junk Says:

    ROTS will be on 3D eventually, once Disney takes full possession of the distribution rights in 2020. On home video if nothing else.

    • madmediaman Says:

      3D as a format is the US is dead. Manufacturers no longer sell the TVs, cable distributors no longer carry 3D channels, and even 3D Blu Ray releases are becoming rare (Disney has dropped future support for the format).

      I highly doubt we ever see a 3D ROTS or Original Trilogy relese.

      • Hunk a Junk Says:

        Disney is still releasing their Marvel films in 3D blu, including Guardians of the Galaxy, and they still intend to release EpVII in 3D in theaters. As far as I know (and maybe you know something I don’t) Sony, Panasonic and others are still manufacturing 3D sets even if they’re not pushing them like they did at the beginning. Even though the market is small, I think Disney will still want to put out its biggest tent pole film ever in the format. So it’s not dead. Well, not yet. In fact, I plan to upgrade to a 3D set when EpVII comes out. Keep in mind, there’s going to be a LOT of 3D content coming in the next couple years — Star Wars, Avengers2, Avatar 2,3 and 4, etc. Since TPM and AOTC are already converted and in the can, there’s no reason for Disney not to release them when they finally own the full rights.

  4. Tarrlok Says:

    AOTC, ROTS and ROTJ would have been awesome in 3D.

    I still shake my head at the cancellation of the other five 3D releases. Surely Disney could see that it was in its interests to heavily promote the six prior Star Wars films prior to the release of Episode VII, even if the proceeds went to Fox? They carried on releasing the Marvel movies through Paramount, didn’t they?

  5. lovelucas Says:

    Anyone notice that Star Wars isn’t on tv any longer? Remember when Spike would always run a marathon over every 3-day holiday weekend? It’s gone –

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