Cheddar: Breaking down ‘Star Wars’ by the numbers

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“Star Wars” is one of the most successful franchises in the galaxy. But how much did the movies cost to make?

The films cost plenty, and they're only getting pricier.

“The Last Jedi” had the biggest production budget at $317 million, with “Solo: A Star Wars Story” just behind at $275 million.

In 1977, George Lucas made the first “Star Wars” film, “A New Hope,” for just $11 million, which is about $45 million when adjusted for inflation.

 As for the most expensive pieces of “Star Wars” memorabilia ever sold?

The Panavision camera that George Lucas used to shoot the first film went for $625,000. Just behind that is one of the miniature TIE fighters used in the production at over $400,000.

Cheddar will air “Farewell to the Force on Thursday, Dec. 19 to celebrate the release of the final film of the Skywalker saga.

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