The Last Jedi (most recent Star Wars film) will open this weekend. How much did it cost to make? How much will it gross? Is the Star Wars phenomena a guarantee for success? How would you compare these movies?
We've been gathering data on each of the Star Wars movies' budgets and earnings and posed some open-ended questions. How do the Star Wars movies compare?
Consider this: Start with only the first page of the Activity sheet. Have kids look at the data and ponder these questions: What does this data make you wonder? What would you like to find out? How do you suppose that I should calculate the profit that these companies made from the movies? What other factors should I try to account for in creating profit amounts that I could compare?