According to Box Office Mojo Episode I made a massive total gross of $431,088,297 while Episode II didn't fare as well. One reason could be that Episode I was the first Star Wars movie ever made in several years while Episode II certain individuals here at the Jedi Council would claim that people didn't like the direction George Lucas was taking. Another reason someone could claim is that Children in their thousands went to the Cinema to watch Episode I several times because they loved the character Jar Jar Binks. When we get down to Episode II, some of these children could of watched Episode II once because Jar Jar Binks had such a small and insulting role for Ahmed Best. Could this be responsible for some of the less profits for Episode II and one of the reasons why Episode I made so much, or was this all going to happen? What do you think?