The Star Wars saga is a cinematic empire with fans across the galaxy, but that doesn't mean the Force is with every movie in the franchise.
Here's every big-screen Star Wars movie released to date, from A New Hope to The Rise of Skywalker, ranked from worst to best according to review rating site Metacritic. We also included each film's worldwide gross, because, you know, good reviews aren't everything.
Metacritic score: 35
Year released: 2008
Critics hated this CGI-animated feature, calling it confused and characterless.
Either audiences agreed with critics or it's tough to be the middle chapter in a trilogy. In either case, Attack of the Clones was the lowest-grossing movie of the prequels. (It "only" made about $640 million worldwide.)
At the box office, Rise of Skywalker lagged behind its predecessors, The Force Awakens and Star Wars: The Last Jedi, but put up big numbers nonetheless. Domestically, the film sped to a gross of more than $225 million in its first five days of release. As of Jan. 1, 2020, its worldwide take stood at $815.4 million.
Arriving in theaters only a few months after Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Solo grossed just $392 million worldwide, far below the performances of the other Disney-era Star Wars movies.
Rogue One grossed more than $1 billion worldwide. And while that total wasn't even half of what Star Wars: The Force Awakens made, it was a win for a film that challenged the franchise formula.
Revenge of the Sith marked a box office rebound for the franchise. The film grossed about 30 percent more than Attack of the Clones, bringing in nearly $850 million worldwide.
Empire was a massive hit by 1980 standards, bringing in $400 million worldwide. Good going, Yoda.
Originally released on just 43 screens, the first Star Wars played and played and played. Audiences couldn't get enough of Darth Vader and company. The movie rewrote the box-office record book en route to a $786 million (and counting) worldwide gross.