5. Star Wars: A New Hope ($786 million)
And this is a movie with plenty to savour, from Alec Guinness great performance as the benevolent Jedi Master who instructs a young Luke Skywalker in the ways of the Force, to John Williams fantastic score and the climatic attack on the Death Star. And George Lucas truly created a sci-fi universe like no other, from the desert sands of Tatooine to a vast galaxy filled with Imperial Star Detroyers, rebel fighters, noble Jedis and bounty hunters. It is clear that Star Wars: A New Hope is a timeless sci-fi movie, and hopefully Walt Disney’s new batch of Star Wars films will live up to it.
Star Wars: A New Hope (Lucasfilm)