Star Wars in numbers: Everything you need to know about the galaxy-crossing franchise

Have you ever wondered which Jedi is really strongest with the Force, who wielded their lightsaber the most, or which character lost the most limbs?

Friday, 12th April 2019, 1:11 pm
Updated Friday, 12th April 2019, 1:14 pm
Star Wars in number
Star Wars in number

Star Wars in Numbers collates a huge amount of data from every film and compares them across 23 categories to produce the definitive stats from the franchise.

This includes total Dark Side followers killed, Force uses, lightsaber battles and the number of alien species, along with the featured vehicles, droid models, limbs lost and much more.

Episode III: Revenge of the Sith features the most limbs lost, most Jedi deaths and the most droid models, while Episode VII: The Force Awakens claims the highest box office earnings, the biggest profit and the longest opening crawl.

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The detailed analysis also reveals that Anakin Skywalker is the deadliest character, with a death count of 3 named Dark Side followers and 8 Jedi. He is also strongest with the Force, claiming 48 of the 185 total Force uses across each film. Obi-Wan Kenobi is the most devout Jedi, saying 6 variants of the iconic “May the Force be with you” line, while Emperor Palpatine references the Dark Side a staggering 12 times.

You may know that Chewbacca plays a central role in the Star Wars story, but he’s also responsible for killing 4 named Dark Side followers - making him the joint second deadliest character alongside Palpatine.

There is a total of 260 aliens, 118 droid models, 184 vehicles and 86 named female characters featured in the films.

All 10 canonical Star Wars films are analysed in detail, from Episodes I-VIII in the Skywalker saga to the standalone instalments.

Users can view statistics for each episode, alongside trivia, fun facts and never-before-seen data from Solo: A Star Wars Story and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

The full list of categories compared includes:


Worldwide box office

Gross adjusted for inflation


Duration of opening crawl

Jedi deaths

Named Dark Side followers killed

Planets/moons mentioned

Named female characters

Jumps to hyperspace

Wookiee sounds


Alien species

The Force uses

Lightsaber ignitions

Limbs lost

Force holds


Vehicles featured

“May the Force be with you” variants

References to the Dark Side

The Force theme

To find out which Star Wars film has the high ground and which chokes on its aspirations, Star Wars in Numbers has all the information you could need and much more about the galaxy far, far away...

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