Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope
Considering that the Star Wars franchise has an estimated worth of $7.4 billion, it might surprise you to learn that it had incredibly humble beginnings. Back in the 1970s, George Lucas received around $11 million to make Episode IV, which wasn’t a scoffable amount of money at the time.
However, nobody could’ve known that Luke Skywalker and his journey in another galaxy far, far away would gross over $775.4 million or that Star Wars would go on to become one of the most successful film franchises in history. Want to hear something hilarious? James Earl Jones, who voiced Darth Vader, actually declined to be credited for the role.