15 ‘Star Wars’ Facts You Might Not Know About ‘Return of the Jedi’


Jurassic World recently set the record for the biggest opening weekend at the box office with $209 million. But, did you know that Return of the Jedi once held that record in 1983 with just $23 million. That’s just one of the facts packed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which looks at the finale of the original Star Wars trilogy, Return of the Jedi!

One of the most memorable characters in Return of the Jedi is Jabba the Hutt. Jabba was actually a giant puppet that took three months to build at a cost of $500,000. It weighed over 2,000 pounds and took four puppeteers to make it work: one for the left arm, head and tongue; one for the right arm and mouth; one for the tail, and; one for the eyes and facial expressions.

“You Think You Know Movies?” is a ScreenCrush original series that dives deep into the cinematic worlds of your favorite movies and freeze frames a few tidbits you might not have known. We’ve already tackled Star WarsThe Avengers and Spider-Man, but now, it’s time to do the Yub Nub dance with Return of the Jedi!

Watch more installments of ‘You Think You Know Movies?’ below and let us know what movies we should cover next.

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