May The 4th Be With You!
In recognition of "Star Wars" Day today, Fandom.com analyzed data from its site to determine which movie from the Skywalker Saga is the most popular in each state. Here they are:
"Episode I: The Phantom Menace" (1999): California, Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington, and Wyoming
"Episode 2: Attack of the Clones" (2002): Alabama, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, North Dakota, New York, and South Carolina
"Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith" (2005): Montana, New Jersey, and New Hampshire
"Episode 4: A New Hope" (1977): Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, and Wisconsin
"Episode 5: The Empire Strikes Back" (1980): Alaska, Georgia, and Hawaii
"Episode 6: Return of the Jedi" (1983): Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Vermont
"Episode 7: The Force Awakens" (2015): Tennessee and Virginia
"Episode 8: The Last Jedi" (2017): Arizona and Pennsylvania
"Episode 9: The Rise of Skywalker" (2019): Idaho and Maine
(FYI, these numbers come directly from the map. The actual text in the story seems to have INCORRECT counts.)
It's not so shocking that "A New Hope" has the highest number of states, with 11. But it IS shocking that it's TIED at that number with "The Phantom Menace".
What's even MORE shocking is that "The Empire Strikes Back", which most people consider the BEST "Star Wars" movie, leads in only THREE states.
I'm not sure these counts would hold up to legit scrutiny. Or, to put it another way . . . I detect a disturbance in the Force. (No YOU shut up, it's Star Wars Day!!!)