Star Wars Ep. VI: Return of the Jedi

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $309,205,079Details
International Box Office $263,494,921
Worldwide Box Office $572,700,000
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $13,013,191 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $13,013,191
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
79% - Certified Fresh
Audience
95% - Upright

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
Keywords: Visual Effects
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Adventure
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction

Cast

   Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker
   Han Solo
   Princess Leia Organa
   Lando Calrissian
Anthony Daniels    C-3PO
Peter Mayhew    Chewbacca
Ian McDiarmid    Emperor Palpatine
   Darth Vader
James Earl Jones    Voice of Darth Vader
Alec Guinness    Jedi Knight Obi-Wan (Ben) Kenobi
Frank Oz    Yoda
Sebastian Shaw    Anakin Skywalker
Kenny Baker    R2-D2
Warwick Davis    Wicket
Denis Lawson    Wedge Antilles
   Ewok
Kenneth Colley    Admiral Piett
Jeremy Bulloch    Boba Fett
Richard Marquand    Maj. Marquand (AT-ST driver)/EV-9D9

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Howard Kazanjian
Screenwriter    Lawrence Kasdan
Screenwriter    George Lucas
Cinematographer    Alan Hume
Editor    Sean Barton
Editor    Marcia Lucas
Editor    Duwayne Dunham
Composer    John Williams
Art Director    Norman Reynolds
Dialogue Editor    Victoria Sampson
Set Decorator    Michael Ford

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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 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

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