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Star Wars Ep. VI: Return of the Jedi (1983)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $309,125,409Details
International Box Office $263,500,000
Worldwide Box Office $572,625,409
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $13,013,191 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $13,013,191
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Movie Details

Production Budget:$32,500,000
Domestic Releases: May 25th, 1983 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
March 29th, 1985 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
March 14th, 1997 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
Video Release: September 12th, 2006 by Fox Home Entertainment, released as Star Wars Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983 & 2004 versions)
MPAA Rating: PG for sci-fi action violence
Running Time: 133 minutes
Franchise: Star Wars
Comparisons: vs. Star Wars Ep. IV: A New Hope
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Keywords: Visual Effects
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Adventure
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Companies: Lucasfilm
Production Countries: United States

Cast

   Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker
   Han Solo
   Princess Leia Organa
Billy Dee Williams    Lando Calrissian
Anthony Daniels    C-3PO
David Prowse    Darth Vader
Kenny Baker    R2-D2
Peter Mayhew    Chewbacca
Frank Oz    Yoda
Ian McDiarmid    Emperor Palpatine
James Earl Jones    Voice of Darth Vader
Alec Guinness    Jedi Knight Obi-Wan (Ben) Kenobi
Sebastian Shaw    Anakin Skywalker
Warwick Davis    Wicket
Denis Lawson    Wedge Antilles
Tony Cox    Ewok
Kenneth Colley    Admiral Piett
Jeremy Bulloch    Boba Fett
Richard Marquand    Maj. Marquand (AT-ST driver)/EV-9D9
Michael Pennington    Moff Jerjerrod
Michael Carter    Bib Fortuna
Tim Rose    Admiral Ackbar
Dermot Crowley    General Madine
Caroline Blakiston    Mon Mothma
Femi Taylor    Oola
Annie Arbogast    Sy Snootles
Claire Davenport    Fat Dancer
Jack Purvis    Teebo
Mike Edmonds    Logray/Jabba/Puppeteer
Jane Busby    Chief Chirpa
Malcom Dixon    Ewok Warrior
Michael Cottrell    Ewok Warrior
Nicki Reade    Nicki
Adam Bareham    Stardestroyer Controller
Jonathan Oliver    Stardestroyer Controller
Pip Miller    Stardestroyer Captain
Tom Mannion    Stardestroyer Captain

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Lawrence Kasdan
Screenwriter    George Lucas
Story by    George Lucas
Producer    Howard Kazanjian
Executive Producer    George Lucas
Composer    John Williams
Editor    Sean Barton
Editor    Marcia Lucas
Editor    Duwayne Dunham
Production Designer    Norman Reynolds
Cinematographer    Alan Hume
Director of Photography-Location    Jim Glennon
Co-Producer    Robert Watts
Co-Producer    Jim Bloom
Assistant Director    David Tomblin
Second Unit Director    David Tomblin
Unit Production Manager    Miki Herman
Production Supervisor    Douglas Twiddy
Art Director    Fred Hole
Art Director    James Schoppe
Art Director-Visual Effects    Joe Johnston
Set Decorator    Michael Ford
Set Decorator    Harry Lange
Additional Photography    Jack Lowin
Visual Effects Designer    Richard Edlund
Visual Effects Designer    Dennis Muren
Visual Effects Designer    Ken Ralston
Costume Designer    Aggie Guerard Rodgers
Costume Designer    Nilo Rodis-Jamero
Costume Supervisor    Mary Elizabeth Still
Costume Supervisor    Ron Beck
Sound Mixer    Tony Dawe
Sound Mixer    Randy Thom
Re-recording Mixer    Gary Summers
Re-recording Mixer    Roger Savage
Re-recording Mixer    Ben Burtt
Re-recording Mixer    Randy Thom
Sound Effects Editor    Richard Burrow
Sound Effects Editor    Teresa Eckton
Sound Effects Editor    Ken Fischer
Sound Designer    Ben Burtt
Dialogue Editor    Laurel Ladevich
Dialogue Editor    Curt Schulkey
Dialogue Editor    Bonnie Koehler
Dialogue Editor    Victoria Sampson
Supervising Music Editor    Ken Wannberg
Make up    Tom Smith
Make up    Graham Freeborn
Hairstylist    Pat McDermott
Special Make-up Effects    Phil Tippett
Special Make-up Effects    Stuart Freeborn
Song Writer    Joseph Williams
Song Writer    Annie Arbogast
Song Writer    John Williams
Casting Director    Mary Selway
Stunt Coordinator    Glenn Randall

2011 Holiday Gift Guide: Part I

November 23rd, 2011

This weekend is Thanksgiving and as always that means Black Friday and Cyber Monday plus 48 hours of shopping in-between. And as always, I've already done my Christmas shopping, for the most part. (I'm still waiting to see if the B.C.Lions win the Grey Cup. If not, I'll need to look for an alternative gift.) For everyone else who is still searching, we present the first part in our annual Holiday Gift Guide. As usual, the gift guide is divided into several sections, starting with Major Movie Releases. These are first run releases, franchise box sets, etc. However, before we get into the individual titles, we will start with an update on... More...

Blu-ray Sales: Transformers Soar Past the Moon

October 14th, 2011

Transformers: Dark of the Moon dominated the new releases and the Blu-ray sales chart in a way few films have managed. It sold 1.42 million units generating $29.66 million from Friday through Sunday. Its opening Blu-ray ratio was 64%, which is a record for a first-run release. It also represented 68% of all Blu-rays sold, which is mind-boggling. More...

Blu-ray Sales: Bridesmaids Highlight of Banner Week

October 5th, 2011

Bridesmaids led the way on the Blu-ray sales chart, just as it did on the DVD sales chart. It was by far the best new release selling 593,000 units and generating $13.30 million in revenue. Its opening week Blu-ray ratio was 30%, which is very high for this type of release and further proof Blu-ray is taking over from DVD. More...

Blu-ray Sales: Thor Goes to War

September 28th, 2011

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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Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1983/05/25 1 $6,219,629   1,002 $6,207   $6,219,629 1
1983/05/26 1 $4,421,151 -29% 1,002 $4,412   $10,640,780 2
1983/05/27 1 $6,437,005 +46% 1,002 $6,424   $17,077,785 3
1983/05/28 1 $8,142,508 +26% 1,002 $8,126   $25,220,293 4
1983/05/29 1 $8,440,105 +4% 1,002 $8,423   $33,660,398 5
1983/05/30 1 $7,471,001 -11% 1,002 $7,456   $41,131,399 6
1983/05/31 1 $4,179,605 -44% 1,002 $4,171   $45,311,004 7
1983/06/01 1 $3,836,389 -8% 1,002 $3,829   $49,147,393 8
1983/06/02 1 $3,763,300 -2% 1,002 $3,756   $52,910,693 9
1983/06/03 1 $5,084,419 +35% 1,002 $5,074   $57,995,112 10
1983/06/04 1 $6,846,168 +35% 1,002 $6,833   $64,841,280 11
1983/06/05 1 $5,199,107 -24% 1,002 $5,189   $70,040,387 12

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1983/05/27 1 $23,019,618   1,002 $22,974   $30,490,619 5
1983/06/03 1 $17,229,694 -25% 1,002 $17,195   $70,040,387 12
1983/06/10 1 $11,995,064 -30% 1,002 $11,971   $101,680,575 19
1983/06/17 2 $11,217,546 -6% 1,002 $11,195   $121,566,148 26
1983/06/24 1 $11,127,915 -1% 1,302 $8,547   $141,039,269 33
1983/07/01 1 $12,038,626 +8% 1,296 $9,289   $157,834,658 40
1983/07/08 1 $7,337,926 -39% 1,301 $5,640   $170,210,203 47
1983/07/15 2 $8,270,850 +13% 1,644 $5,031   $184,202,708 54
1983/07/22 3 $7,239,419 -12% 1,554 $4,659   $195,751,286 61
1983/07/29 3 $5,659,948 -22% 1,729 $3,274   $201,411,234 68
1983/08/05 2 $4,499,005 -21% 1,764 $2,550   $209,656,205 75
1983/08/12 4 $3,759,299 -16% 1,515 $2,481   $216,873,917 82
1983/08/19 6 $3,033,669 -19% 1,284 $2,363   $222,489,243 89
1983/08/26 6 $2,563,071 -16% 1,178 $2,176   $227,100,205 96
1983/09/02 5 $3,509,131 +37% 957 $3,667   $232,256,663 103
1983/09/09 6 $1,621,851 -54% 715 $2,268   $234,515,987 110
1983/09/16 8 $1,346,372 -17% 575 $2,342   $236,382,169 117
1983/09/23 9 $1,093,199 -19% 496 $2,204   $237,883,852 124
1983/09/30 11 $917,828 -16% 373 $2,461   $239,135,743 131
1983/10/07 12 $804,710 -12% 306 $2,630   $240,195,174 138
1983/10/14 10 $622,402 -23% 293 $2,124   $240,962,087 145
1983/10/21 11 $503,212 -19% 234 $2,150   $241,664,222 152
1983/10/28 16 $338,104 -33% 194 $1,743   $242,137,842 159
1983/11/04 18 $355,538 +5% 157 $2,265   $242,621,536 166
1983/11/11 18 $386,618 +9% 140 $2,762   $243,109,157 173
1983/11/18 23 $259,244 -33% 121 $2,143   $243,457,864 180
1983/11/25 22 $365,356 +41% 103 $3,547   $243,994,526 187
1983/12/02 20 $239,932 -34% 111 $2,162   $244,354,181 194
1983/12/09 17 $158,486 -34% 94 $1,686   $244,583,982 201
1983/12/16 19 $188,698 +19% 106 $1,780   $244,816,955 208
1983/12/23 15 $1,213,489 +543% 1,031 $1,177   $246,174,591 215
1983/12/30 15 $1,762,045 +45% 873 $2,018   $249,253,614 222
1984/01/06 15 $771,287 -56% 540 $1,428   $250,380,055 229
1984/01/13 17 $435,461 -44% 325 $1,340   $251,010,234 236
1984/01/20 21 $255,401 -41% 234 $1,091   $251,381,095 243
1984/01/27 24 $183,493 -28% 147 $1,248   $251,640,919 250
1984/02/03 23 $147,127 -20% 116 $1,268   $251,833,927 257
1984/02/10 23 $115,198 -22% 97 $1,188   $251,983,141 264
1984/02/17 24 $104,768 -9% 70 $1,497   $252,120,895 271
1984/02/24 23 $71,546 -32% 67 $1,068   $252,212,411 278
1984/03/02 25 $99,124 +39% 60 $1,652   $252,340,283 285
1984/03/09 28 $69,828 -30% 53 $1,318   $252,452,593 292
1985/03/29 6 $3,209,056   849 $3,780   $255,792,673 677
1985/04/05 9 $2,041,915 -36% 894 $2,284   $259,085,788 684
1985/04/12 15 $1,058,224 -48% 673 $1,572   $261,061,619 691
1997/03/14 1 $16,293,531   2,111 $7,718   $280,129,271 5,045
1997/03/21 3 $7,517,738 -54% 2,111 $3,561   $291,235,909 5,052
1997/03/28 4 $4,451,955 -41% 1,832 $2,430   $298,527,609 5,059
1997/04/04 9 $2,787,253 -37% 1,339 $2,082   $303,410,531 5,066
1997/04/11 12 $1,662,404 -40% 1,000 $1,662   $305,849,906 5,073
1997/04/18 14 $840,864 -49% 626 $1,343   $307,124,280 5,080
1997/04/25 21 $398,129 -53% 363 $1,097   $307,814,518 5,087
1997/05/02 26 $215,671 -46% 211 $1,022   $308,146,508 5,094
1997/05/09 19 $242,376 +12% 510 $475   $308,453,687 5,101
1997/05/16 29 $118,670 -51% 311 $382   $308,690,137 5,108
1997/05/23 34 $116,987 -1% 175 $668   $308,949,206 5,115
1997/05/30 45 $46,817 -60% 40 $1,170   $309,064,373 5,122
1997/06/06 51 $30,708 -34% 78 $394   $309,125,409 5,129

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1983/05/27 1 $45,339,692   1,002 $45,249   $52,810,693 9
1983/06/03 1 $36,874,818 -19% 1,002 $36,801   $89,685,511 16
1983/06/10 1 $20,663,091 -44% 1,002 $20,622   $110,348,602 23
1983/06/17 2 $19,562,752 -5% 1,002 $19,524   $129,911,354 30
1983/06/24 1 $15,884,678 -19% 1,302 $12,200   $145,796,032 37
1983/07/01 1 $17,076,245 +8% 1,296 $13,176   $162,872,277 44
1983/07/08 1 $13,059,581 -24% 1,301 $10,038   $175,931,858 51
1983/07/15 2 $12,580,009 -4% 1,644 $7,652   $188,511,867 58
1983/07/22 4 $7,239,419 -42% 1,554 $4,659   $195,751,286 65
1983/07/29 3 $9,405,914 +30% 1,729 $5,440   $205,157,200 72
1983/08/05 2 $7,957,418 -15% 1,764 $4,511   $213,114,618 79
1983/08/12 4 $6,340,956 -20% 1,515 $4,185   $219,455,574 86
1983/08/19 6 $5,081,560 -20% 1,284 $3,958   $224,537,134 93
1983/08/26 6 $4,210,398 -17% 1,178 $3,574   $228,747,532 100
1983/09/02 5 $4,146,604 -2% 957 $4,333   $232,894,136 107
1983/09/09 6 $2,141,661 -48% 715 $2,995   $235,035,797 114
1983/09/16 8 $1,754,856 -18% 575 $3,052   $236,790,653 121
1983/09/23 9 $1,427,262 -19% 496 $2,878   $238,217,915 128
1983/09/30 10 $1,172,549 -18% 373 $3,144   $239,390,464 135
1983/10/07 11 $949,221 -19% 306 $3,102   $240,339,685 142
1983/10/14 9 $821,325 -13% 293 $2,803   $241,161,010 149
1983/10/21 11 $638,728 -22% 234 $2,730   $241,799,738 156
1983/10/28 16 $466,260 -27% 194 $2,403   $242,265,998 163
1983/11/04 18 $456,541 -2% 157 $2,908   $242,722,539 170
1983/11/11 16 $476,081 +4% 140 $3,401   $243,198,620 177
1983/11/18 22 $430,550 -10% 121 $3,558   $243,629,170 184
1983/11/25 22 $485,079 +13% 103 $4,710   $244,114,249 191
1983/12/02 16 $311,247 -36% 111 $2,804   $244,425,496 198
1983/12/09 15 $202,761 -35% 94 $2,157   $244,628,257 205
1983/12/16 19 $332,845 +64% 106 $3,140   $244,961,102 212
1983/12/23 13 $2,530,467 +660% 1,031 $2,454   $247,491,569 219
1983/12/30 14 $2,117,199 -16% 873 $2,425   $249,608,768 226
1984/01/06 15 $966,005 -54% 540 $1,789   $250,574,773 233
1984/01/13 16 $550,921 -43% 325 $1,695   $251,125,694 240
1984/01/20 22 $331,732 -40% 234 $1,418   $251,457,426 247
1984/01/27 22 $229,374 -31% 147 $1,560   $251,686,800 254
1984/02/03 23 $181,143 -21% 116 $1,562   $251,867,943 261
1984/02/10 20 $148,184 -18% 97 $1,528   $252,016,127 268
1984/02/17 24 $124,738 -16% 70 $1,782   $252,140,865 275
1984/02/24 21 $100,294 -20% 67 $1,497   $252,241,159 282
1984/03/02 22 $141,606 +41% 60 $2,360   $252,382,765 289
1985/03/29 7 $4,460,256   849 $5,254   $257,043,873 681
1985/04/05 9 $2,959,522 -34% 894 $3,310   $260,003,395 688
1997/03/14 1 $19,882,431   2,111 $9,418   $283,718,171 5,049
1997/03/21 4 $10,357,483 -48% 2,111 $4,906   $294,075,654 5,056
1997/03/28 5 $6,547,624 -37% 1,832 $3,574   $300,623,278 5,063
1997/04/04 8 $3,564,224 -46% 1,339 $2,662   $304,187,502 5,070
1997/04/11 11 $2,095,914 -41% 1,000 $2,096   $306,283,416 5,077
1997/04/18 15 $1,132,973 -46% 626 $1,810   $307,416,389 5,084
1997/04/25 21 $514,448 -55% 363 $1,417   $307,930,837 5,091
1997/05/02 26 $280,474 -45% 211 $1,329   $308,211,311 5,098
1997/05/09 17 $360,156 +28% 510 $706   $308,571,467 5,105
1997/05/16 21 $260,752 -28% 311 $838   $308,832,219 5,112
1997/05/23 31 $185,337 -29% 175 $1,059   $309,017,556 5,119
1997/05/30 44 $77,145 -58% 40 $1,929   $309,094,701 5,126

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
9/17/20067193,794 193,794$3,463,099$3,463,0991
9/24/200610141,595-27% 335,389$2,530,303$5,993,4012
10/1/20062634,299-76% 369,688$612,076$6,605,4773

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
11/15/20151119,137 19,137$286,676$286,676479