Star Wars Ep. V: The Empire Strikes Back

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $290,271,960Details
International Box Office $243,900,000
Worldwide Box Office $534,171,960
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $16,835,197 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $16,835,197
Further financial details...

  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
96% - Certified Fresh
Audience
97% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$23,000,000
Domestic Releases: May 21st, 1980 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
July 31st, 1981 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
November 19th, 1982 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
February 21st, 1997 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
Video Release: September 12th, 2006 by Fox Home Entertainment, released as Star Wars Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980 & 2004 versions)
MPAA Rating: PG for sci-fi action violence
Running Time: 124 minutes
Franchise: Star Wars
Keywords: Visual Effects
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Adventure
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Companies: Lucasfilm

Cast

   Luke Skywalker
   Han Solo
   Princess Leia Organa
   Darth Vader
   C-3PO
   Chewbacca
   R2-D2
Frank Oz    Yoda
Billy Dee Williams    Lando Calrissian
Alec Guinness    Jedi Knight Obi-Wan (Ben) Kenobi
James Earl Jones    Darth Vader (voice)
Denis Lawson    Wedge Antilles
John Ratzenberger    Major Bren Derlin
Julian Glover    General Veers
Treat Williams    Jess Allashane (Echo Base trooper)/Jerrol Blendin (Cloud City trooper)
Kenneth Colley    Captain/Admiral Piett
Jeremy Bulloch    Boba Fett/Imperial Officer at Cloud City

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Gary Kurtz
Screenwriter    Leigh Brackett
Screenwriter    Lawrence Kasdan
Cinematographer    Peter Suschitzky
Editor    Paul Hirsch
Composer    John Williams
Art Director    Norman Reynolds
Set Decorator    Michael Ford

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Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1980/05/21 1 $1,333,305   126 $10,582   $1,333,305 1
1980/05/22 1 $995,026 -25% 126 $7,897   $2,341,114 2
1980/05/23 1 $1,397,356 +40% 126 $11,090   $3,738,470 3
1980/05/24 1 $1,735,194 +24% 126 $13,771   $5,473,664 4
1980/05/25 1 $1,770,644 +2% 126 $14,053   $7,244,308 5
1980/05/26 1 $1,505,321 -15% 126 $11,947   $8,756,918 6
1980/05/27 1 $855,745 -43% 126 $6,792   $9,612,663 7
1981/03/28 - $4,046   1 $4,046   $0 312
1981/04/04 - $4,984   1 $4,984   $0 319
1981/04/11 - $8,894   1 $8,894   $0 326
1981/04/18 - $8,199   1 $8,199   $0 333
1981/04/25 - $5,041   1 $5,041   $0 340
1981/05/02 - $5,417   1 $5,417   $0 347
1981/05/09 - $5,657   1 $5,657   $0 354

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1980/05/23 1 $4,910,483   126 $38,972   $7,244,308 5
1980/06/06 1 $4,339,769   126 $34,443   $0 19
1980/06/13 3 $3,606,000 -17% 126 $28,619   $0 26
1980/06/20 1 $10,840,307 +201% 823 $13,172   $47,332,853 33
1980/06/27 1 $9,217,874 -15% 821 $11,228   $64,904,375 40
1980/07/04 1 $8,309,772 -10% 880 $9,443   $81,958,005 47
1980/07/11 1 $6,652,858 -20% 858 $7,754   $94,296,366 54
1980/07/18 1 $6,721,000 +1% 1,089 $6,172   $105,714,000 61
1980/07/25 1 $7,130,000 +6% 1,278 $5,579   $118,310,568 68
1980/08/01 1 $5,758,789 -19% 1,139 $5,056   $130,000,000 75
1980/08/08 1 $4,554,679 -21% 1,195 $3,811   $139,069,964 82
1980/08/15 2 $4,321,216 -5% 1,208 $3,577   $145,893,923 89
1981/07/31 1 $7,001,282   1,364 $5,133   $188,355,137 439
1981/08/07 2 $4,021,024 -43% 1,382 $2,910   $196,613,195 446
1981/08/14 7 $2,077,984 -48% 969 $2,144   $200,877,589 453
1982/11/19 1 $3,949,478   992 $3,981   $213,347,503 915
1982/11/26 4 $3,628,616 -8% 992 $3,658   $219,026,592 922
1982/12/03 4 $1,573,157 -57% 909 $1,731   $221,286,895 929
1982/12/10 7 $570,475 -64% 600 $951   $222,252,517 936
1982/12/17 16 $206,294 -64% 600 $344   $222,674,266 943
1997/02/21 1 $21,975,993   2,111 $10,410   $244,650,259 6,123
1997/02/28 1 $13,145,852 -40% 2,111 $6,227   $262,895,196 6,130
1997/03/07 3 $8,048,852 -39% 2,116 $3,804   $274,414,455 6,137
1997/03/14 5 $5,127,288 -36% 2,322 $2,208   $282,216,979 6,144
1997/03/21 9 $2,427,835 -53% 1,723 $1,409   $286,030,505 6,151
1997/03/28 16 $927,623 -62% 591 $1,570   $287,904,768 6,158
1997/04/04 24 $452,200 -51% 294 $1,538   $288,801,028 6,165
1997/04/11 31 $198,951 -56% 190 $1,047   $289,122,801 6,172
1997/04/18 41 $101,926 -49% 136 $749   $289,280,907 6,179
1997/04/25 22 $379,587 +272% 751 $505   $289,697,968 6,186
1997/05/02 28 $194,107 -49% 383 $507   $290,020,125 6,193
1997/05/09 34 $76,610 -61% 189 $405   $290,158,751 6,200

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
9/17/20066198,520 198,520$3,547,552$3,547,5521
9/24/20062671,632-64% 270,152$1,403,987$4,951,5402

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