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Star Wars Ep. IV: A New Hope (1977)

Star Wars Ep. IV: A New Hope poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $460,998,007Details
International Box Office $325,600,000
Worldwide Box Office $786,598,007
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $24,831,422 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $3,239,548 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $28,070,970
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  1. Summary
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  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$11,000,000
Domestic Releases: May 25th, 1977 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
July 21st, 1978 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
August 15th, 1979 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
April 10th, 1981 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
August 13th, 1982 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
January 31st, 1997 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
Video Release: September 12th, 2006 by Fox Home Entertainment, released as Star Wars Episode IV - A New Hope (1977 & 2004 versions)
MPAA Rating: PG for sci-fi violence and brief mild language
Running Time: 119 minutes
Franchise: Star Wars
Comparisons: vs. Star Wars Ep. I: The Phantom Menace
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Keywords: Visual Effects
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Adventure
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Companies: 20th Century Fox
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Fastest Movies to Earn $450 Million at the Domestic Box Office 10 $453,311,456 Mar 7, 1997 7,229
Fastest Movies to Earn $400 Million at the Domestic Box Office 22 $400,000,933 Feb 7, 1997 7,205
Biggest February Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 46 $24,277,091 Feb 7, 1997 7,201
Biggest January Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 15 $35,906,661 Jan 31, 1997 7,194
Biggest Weekends at the Domestic Box Office 457 $35,906,661 Jan 31, 1997 7,194
Fastest Movies to Earn $350 Million at the Domestic Box Office 37 $358,646,803 Jan 31, 1997 7,194
Fastest Movies to Earn $250 Million at the Domestic Box Office 99 $311,092,510 Aug 13, 1982 1,909
Fastest Movies to Earn $300 Million at the Domestic Box Office 62 $311,092,510 Aug 13, 1982 1,909
Biggest 61st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1 $10,166,336 Jul 21, 1978 425
Biggest July Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 490 $10,166,336 Jul 21, 1978 425
Biggest 47th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2 $602,039 Apr 14, 1978 327
Biggest 46th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2 $790,452 Apr 7, 1978 320
Biggest 45th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5 $543,897 Mar 31, 1978 313
Biggest 42nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3 $622,291 Mar 10, 1978 292
Biggest 40th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5 $759,126 Feb 24, 1978 278
Biggest 37th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 9 $817,290 Feb 3, 1978 257
Biggest 36th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 10 $829,571 Jan 27, 1978 250
Biggest 35th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 11 $865,239 Jan 20, 1978 243
Biggest 34th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 9 $916,606 Jan 13, 1978 236
Fastest Movies to Earn $200 Million at the Domestic Box Office 167 $203,071,986 Jan 13, 1978 234
Biggest 30th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 14 $844,662 Dec 16, 1977 208
Biggest 29th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 18 $1,152,953 Dec 9, 1977 201
Biggest 28th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 11 $1,595,568 Dec 2, 1977 194
Biggest 27th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3 $2,472,656 Nov 25, 1977 187
Biggest 26th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6 $1,949,157 Nov 18, 1977 180
Biggest 25th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8 $2,269,052 Nov 11, 1977 173
Biggest 24th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8 $2,626,914 Nov 4, 1977 166
Biggest 23rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6 $3,292,879 Oct 28, 1977 159
Biggest 22nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6 $2,891,000 Oct 21, 1977 152
Fastest Movies to Earn $150 Million at the Domestic Box Office 289 $174,518,466 Oct 21, 1977 152
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3 $7,737,847 Sep 2, 1977 103
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 10 $5,239,535 Aug 26, 1977 96
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 13 $5,908,751 Aug 19, 1977 89
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 10 $6,705,755 Aug 12, 1977 82
Fastest Movies to Earn $100 Million at the Domestic Box Office 570 $102,267,928 Aug 12, 1977 82
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 15 $7,195,573 Aug 5, 1977 75
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 25 $6,234,376 Jul 29, 1977 68
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 23 $7,000,644 Jul 22, 1977 61
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 46 $6,806,951 Jul 15, 1977 54
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 1,314 $53,777,851 Jul 15, 1977 54
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 100 $6,197,462 Jul 8, 1977 47
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 108 $7,452,980 Jul 1, 1977 40
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 517 $4,885,463 Jun 24, 1977 33
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,627 $2,788,281 Jun 17, 1977 26
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,272 $1,554,475 May 27, 1977 5

Cast

   Luke Skywalker
   Han Solo
   Princess Leia Organa
Peter Cushing    Grand Moff Wilhuf Tarkin
Alec Guinness    Jedi Knight Obi-Wan (Ben) Kenobi
Anthony Daniels    C-3PO
Kenny Baker    R2-D2
Peter Mayhew    Chewbacca
David Prowse    Darth Vader
Phil Brown    Uncle Owen Lars
Shelagh Fraser    Aunt Beru Lars
Jack Purvis    Chief Jawa
Alex McCrindle    Rebel Dodonna
Ed Byrne    Rebel General
James Earl Jones    Voice of Darth Vader
Denis Lawson    Wedge Antilles
Drewe Henley    Red Leader
Garrick Hagon    Biggs, Red Three
Jack Klaff    John D, Red Four
William Hootkins    Porkins, Red Six
Angus McInnis    Gold Leader
Jeremy Sinden    Gold Two
Graham Ashley    Gold Five
Don Henderson    General Taggi
Richard Le Parmentier    General Motti
Leslie Schofield    Commander One

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Gary Kurtz
Screenwriter    George Lucas
Screenwriter    Camera Gilbert Taylor
Editor    Paul Hirsch
Editor    Marcia Lucas
Editor    Richard Chew
Composer    John Williams
Production Designer    John Barry
Director of Photography    Taylor Gilbert
Assistant Director    Anthony Waye
Assistant Director    Gerry Gavigan
Assistant Director    Terry Madden
Production Manager    Bruce Sharman
Production Manager    Bob Shepherd
Production Manager    Lon Tinney
Production Supervisor    Robert Watts
Production Supervisor    George E. Mather
Art Director    Norman Reynolds
Art Director    Leslie Dilley
Set Decorator    Roger Christian
Second Unit Photography    Bruce Logan
Second Unit Photography    Carroll Ballard
Second Unit Photography    Rick Clemente
Second Unit Photography    Robert Dalva
Second Unit Photography    Tak Fujimoto
Visual Effects (Miniature and Optical)    Richard Edlund
Visual Effects (Chief Model Maker)    Grant McCune
Visual Effects (Composite Optical Photography)    Robert Blalack
Special Effects (Supervisor, Production and Mechanical)    John Stears
Special Effects Supervisor    John Dykstra
Costume Designer    John Mollo
Costume Supervisor    Ron Beck
Production Sound Mixer    Derek Ball
Re-recording Mixer    Don MacDougall
Re-recording Mixer    Bob Minkler
Re-recording Mixer    Ray West
Re-recording Mixer    Robert Litt
Re-recording Mixer    Michael Minkler
Re-recording Mixer    Les Fresholtz
Re-recording Mixer    Richard Portman
Supervising Sound Editor    Sam Shaw
Sound Editor    Robert R. Rutledge
Sound Editor    Gordon Davidson
Sound Editor    Gene Corso
Sound Effects Editor (Special Dialogue)    Ben Burtt
Supervising Music Editor    Ken Wannberg
Makeup Supervisor    Stuart Freeborn
Casting Director    Irene Lamb
Casting Director    Dianne Crittenden
Casting Director    Vic Ramos
Stunt Coordinator    Peter Diamond

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November 23rd, 2011

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October 14th, 2011

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There are three major releases on this week's Blu-ray sales chart, including one that was released a little early, and one that was released a little late. Leading the way in terms of units sold is Thor with 799,000 units / $22.00 million. Its opening Blu-ray ratio was just a hair under 50% and that's a figure that will quickly become the norm for blockbuster releases. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for September 13th, 2011

September 13th, 2011

It is an incredibly busy week on the home market with several major releases, including Thor on Blu-ray, as well as Star Wars The Complete Saga, which comes out this Friday. Unfortunately, neither of the screeners have arrived yet, so it is hard to tell if they are pick of the week material. I figured Star Wars would easily take that honor, but the changes made have pissed off enough people that I think it's best that I hold off making a judgment till after it arrives. After spending way too long trying to pick between the two, I'm going with Degrassi: Season Ten, Part Two instead. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1977/05/27 2 $1,554,475   43 $36,151   $2,048,249 5
1977/06/17 2 $2,788,281   157 $17,760   $12,943,513 26
1977/06/24 1 $4,885,463 +75% 360 $13,571   $20,514,376 33
1977/07/01 1 $7,452,980 +53% 452 $16,489   $32,157,349 40
1977/07/08 1 $6,197,462 -17% 589 $10,522   $42,129,994 47
1977/07/15 1 $6,806,951 +10% 757 $8,992   $53,777,851 54
1977/07/22 1 $7,000,644 +3% 843 $8,304   $65,887,563 61
1977/07/29 1 $6,234,376 -11% 950 $6,563   $77,323,425 68
1977/08/05 1 $7,195,573 +15% 1,044 $6,892   $90,284,705 75
1977/08/12 1 $6,705,755 -7% 1,074 $6,244   $102,267,928 82
1977/08/19 1 $5,908,751 -12% 1,096 $5,391   $113,031,275 89
1977/08/26 1 $5,239,535 -11% 1,048 $5,000   $122,576,055 96
1977/09/02 1 $7,737,847 +48% 915 $8,457   $133,727,463 103
1977/10/21 1 $2,891,000   675 $4,283   $174,518,466 152
1977/10/28 1 $3,292,879 +14% 739 $4,456   $177,811,345 159
1977/11/04 1 $2,626,914 -20% 665 $3,950   $181,289,965 166
1977/11/11 1 $2,269,052 -14% 642 $3,534   $184,397,772 173
1977/11/18 1 $1,949,157 -14% 605 $3,222   $186,924,661 180
1977/11/25 1 $2,472,656 +27% 593 $4,170   $190,762,521 187
1977/12/02 1 $1,595,568 -35% 561 $2,844   $192,899,264 194
1977/12/09 1 $1,152,953 -28% 485 $2,377   $194,427,140 201
1977/12/16 3 $844,662 -27% 414 $2,040   $195,666,111 208
1978/01/13 1 $916,606   217 $4,224   $203,786,099 236
1978/01/20 1 $865,239 -6% 196 $4,414   $204,940,117 243
1978/01/27 1 $829,571 -4% 184 $4,509   $205,993,101 250
1978/02/03 2 $817,290 -1% 174 $4,697   $207,054,654 257
1978/02/24 1 $759,126   144 $5,272   $209,760,454 278
1978/03/10 1 $622,291   130 $4,787   $211,463,812 292
1978/03/31 1 $543,897   107 $5,083   $213,706,458 313
1978/04/07 1 $790,452 +45% 104 $7,601   $214,745,822 320
1978/04/14 1 $602,039 -24% 103 $5,845   $215,537,332 327
1978/07/21 1 $10,166,336   1,750 $5,809   $225,703,668 425
1979/08/17 1 $6,760,165   1,520 $4,447   $232,463,833 817
1979/08/24 1 $3,585,492 -47% 1,471 $2,437   $236,049,325 824
1982/08/13 5 $3,766,803   1,070 $3,520   $311,092,510 1,909
1982/08/20 8 $2,308,429 -39% 1,069 $2,159   $315,552,861 1,916
1982/08/27 14 $1,250,604 -46% 712 $1,756   $318,165,253 1,923
1982/09/03 13 $1,258,912 +1% 659 $1,910   $319,996,814 1,930
1982/09/10 12 $789,503 -37% 666 $1,185   $321,026,168 1,937
1982/09/17 16 $518,949 -34% 491 $1,057   $321,796,066 1,944
1982/09/24 17 $500,807 -3% 511 $980   $322,467,568 1,951
1982/10/01 30 $174,451 -65% 31 $5,627   $322,802,492 1,958
1997/01/31 1 $35,906,661   2,104 $17,066   $358,646,803 7,194
1997/02/07 1 $24,277,091 -32% 2,104 $11,539   $393,498,671 7,201
1997/02/14 1 $21,370,589 -12% 2,104 $10,157   $421,371,522 7,208
1997/02/21 2 $11,031,743 -48% 2,200 $5,014   $438,692,889 7,215
1997/02/28 3 $6,856,626 -38% 2,375 $2,887   $447,821,935 7,222
1997/03/07 6 $3,894,728 -43% 2,039 $1,910   $453,311,456 7,229
1997/03/14 10 $2,275,828 -42% 1,430 $1,591   $456,754,545 7,236
1997/03/21 17 $896,449 -61% 741 $1,210   $458,275,556 7,243
1997/03/28 32 $229,023 -74% 177 $1,294   $458,838,909 7,250
1997/04/04 38 $141,632 -38% 104 $1,362   $459,095,451 7,257
1997/04/11 16 $795,245 +461% 1,252 $635   $459,923,376 7,264
1997/04/18 23 $340,452 -57% 634 $537   $460,517,975 7,271
1997/04/25 27 $202,166 -41% 290 $697   $460,841,468 7,278
1997/05/02 50 $50,163 -75% 114 $440   $460,935,665 7,285

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1977/05/25 1 $254,809   32 $7,963   $254,809 1
1977/05/26 1 $238,965 -6% 32 $7,468   $493,774 2
1978/01/13 - $202,493   217 $933   $203,071,986 234
1978/01/14 - $443,575 +119% 217 $2,044   $203,515,561 235
1978/01/15 - $270,538 -39% 217 $1,247   $203,786,099 236
1978/02/20 - $137,561   144 $955   $208,808,405 272

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1977/06/17 1 $5,473,681   157 $34,864   $15,628,913 30
1977/06/24 1 $9,075,456 +66% 360 $25,210   $24,704,369 37
1977/07/08 1 $11,038,368   589 $18,741   $46,970,900 51
1977/07/15 1 $11,916,019 +8% 757 $15,741   $58,886,919 58
1977/07/22 1 $12,202,130 +2% 843 $14,475   $71,089,049 65
1977/07/29 1 $12,000,083 -2% 950 $12,632   $83,089,132 72
1977/08/05 1 $12,473,041 +4% 1,044 $11,947   $95,562,173 79
1977/08/12 1 $11,560,351 -7% 1,074 $10,764   $107,122,524 86
1977/08/19 1 $10,213,996 -12% 1,096 $9,319   $117,336,520 93
1977/08/26 1 $8,653,096 -15% 1,048 $8,257   $125,989,616 100
1977/10/28 1 $4,144,585   739 $5,608   $178,663,051 163
1977/11/04 1 $3,465,669 -16% 665 $5,212   $182,128,720 170
1977/11/11 1 $2,846,784 -18% 642 $4,434   $184,975,504 177
1977/11/18 1 $3,314,361 +16% 605 $5,478   $188,289,865 184
1977/11/25 1 $3,013,831 -9% 593 $5,082   $191,303,696 191
1977/12/02 1 $1,970,491 -35% 561 $3,512   $193,274,187 198
1977/12/09 1 $1,547,262 -21% 485 $3,190   $194,821,449 205
1978/01/13 1 $1,205,385   217 $5,555   $204,074,878 240
1978/01/20 1 $1,088,652 -10% 196 $5,554   $205,163,530 247
1978/01/27 1 $1,073,834 -1% 184 $5,836   $206,237,364 254
1978/03/31 1 $792,809   107 $7,409   $213,955,370 317
1978/04/07 1 $979,923 +24% 104 $9,422   $214,935,293 324
1982/08/13 5 $5,918,725   1,070 $5,532   $313,244,432 1,913
1982/08/20 8 $3,670,217 -38% 1,069 $3,433   $316,914,649 1,920
1982/08/27 13 $1,823,253 -50% 712 $2,561   $318,737,902 1,927
1982/09/03 12 $1,498,763 -18% 659 $2,274   $320,236,665 1,934
1982/09/10 11 $1,040,452 -31% 666 $1,562   $321,277,117 1,941
1982/09/17 17 $689,644 -34% 491 $1,405   $321,966,761 1,948
1982/09/24 15 $661,280 -4% 511 $1,294   $322,628,041 1,955
1997/01/31 1 $46,481,438   2,104 $22,092   $369,221,580 7,198
1997/02/07 1 $30,779,353 -34% 2,104 $14,629   $400,000,933 7,205
1997/02/14 1 $27,660,213 -10% 2,104 $13,146   $427,661,146 7,212
1997/02/21 2 $13,304,163 -52% 2,200 $6,047   $440,965,309 7,219
1997/02/28 3 $8,451,419 -36% 2,375 $3,558   $449,416,728 7,226
1997/03/07 6 $5,061,989 -40% 2,039 $2,483   $454,478,717 7,233
1997/03/14 10 $2,900,390 -43% 1,430 $2,028   $457,379,107 7,240
1997/03/21 18 $1,230,779 -58% 741 $1,661   $458,609,886 7,247
1997/03/28 32 $343,933 -72% 177 $1,943   $458,953,819 7,254
1997/04/04 41 $174,312 -49% 104 $1,676   $459,128,131 7,261
1997/04/11 16 $1,049,392 +502% 1,252 $838   $460,177,523 7,268
1997/04/18 23 $461,779 -56% 634 $728   $460,639,302 7,275
1997/04/25 28 $246,200 -47% 290 $849   $460,885,502 7,282

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
9/17/20065220,578 220,578$3,941,729$3,941,7291
9/24/20061983,924-62% 304,502$1,499,722$5,441,4512

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
11/15/2015922,362 22,362$354,436$354,436479
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12/20/20151837,684 101,863$632,341$1,745,148484
12/27/20151749,911+32% 151,774$846,485$2,591,633485