Economics

'Star Wars' Has Eclipsed the Annual GDP of These 10 Economies

Star Wars is officially the highest-grossing film of all time in the US.

On Wednesday, after being in theaters for just 20 days, Star Wars surpassed Avatar’s $760.50 million record from 2009.

That amount is literally greater than the annual gross domestic product of these 10 countries, according to the 2014 figures from the World Bank:

  1. St. Vincent and the Grenadines — $729.3 million
  2. Comoros — $623.8 million
  3. Dominica — $524.1 million
  4. Tonga — $434.3 million
  5. Sao Tome and Principe — $337.4 million
  6. Federated States of Micronesia — $318.1 million
  7. Palau — $250.6 million
  8. Marshall Islands — $186.7 million
  9. Kiribati — $166.8 million
  10. Tuvalu — $37.8 million

The movie also holds the record for the biggest opening day at the domestic box office with $119.1 million, biggest opening weekend at the domestic box office with $247.96 million, and various others.


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