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Superman II (1981)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $108,185,706Details
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  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office 577 $108,185,706
All Time Worldwide Box Office 1,300 $108,185,706
All Time Domestic Box Office for Super Hero Movies 49 $108,185,706
All Time Worldwide Box Office for Super Hero Movies 62 $108,185,706
All Time Domestic Box Office for Warner Bros. Movies 89 $108,185,706
All Time Worldwide Box Office for Warner Bros. Movies 192 $108,185,706

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.


Movie Details

Production Budget:$54,000,000
Domestic Releases: June 19th, 1981 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
Video Release: May 1st, 2001 by Warner Home Video
MPAA Rating: PG
Running Time: 127 minutes
Franchise: Superman
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Keywords: D.C. Comics, Visual Effects
Source:Based on Comic/Graphic Novel
Genre:Adventure
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Super Hero
Production Countries: United Kingdom

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 12th Weekend 143 $1,610,179 Sep 4, 1981 80
Fastest to $100m 584 $101,347,629 Sep 4, 1981 80
Biggest Domestic 11th Weekend 214 $1,440,684 Aug 28, 1981 73
Biggest Domestic 10th Weekend 256 $1,570,081 Aug 21, 1981 66
Biggest Domestic 9th Weekend 355 $1,697,996 Aug 14, 1981 59
Biggest Domestic 8th Weekend 403 $2,188,092 Aug 7, 1981 52
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 443 $2,806,048 Jul 31, 1981 45
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 488 $3,691,244 Jul 24, 1981 38
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 466 $5,260,610 Jul 17, 1981 31
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 583 $6,745,678 Jul 10, 1981 24
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 492 $10,905,892 Jul 3, 1981 17
Biggest Domestic July Weekend 451 $10,905,892 Jul 3, 1981 17
Fastest to $50m 841 $53,472,435 Jul 3, 1981 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 956 $10,765,687 Jun 26, 1981 10
Biggest Domestic June Weekend 314 $14,100,523 Jun 19, 1981 3
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 1,293 $14,100,523 Jun 19, 1981 3
Leggiest Opening Weekend 324 3.31 Jun 19, 1981 3
Front-Loaded Opening Weekend 2,137 30.3% Jun 19, 1981 3
Widest Opening Weekend 3,109 1,395 Jun 19, 1981 3
Biggest Domestic June Day 828 $5,475,015 Jun 20, 1981 2
Biggest Domestic Saturday 2,315 $5,475,015 Jun 20, 1981 2

Cast

Terence Stamp    General Zod
Gene Hackman    Lex Luthor
John Ratzenberger    Controller
   Superman
Ned Beatty    Otis
Richard Griffiths    Terrorist
Jackie Cooper    Perry White
Margot Kidder    Lois Lane
Valerie Perrine    Eve Teschmacher
Susannah York    Lara
E.G. Marshall    The President
Marc McClure    Jimmy Olsen
Richard Donner    Man walking by diner

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Special Effects    Chris Corbould

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1981/06/19 1 $14,100,523   1,395 $10,108   $14,100,523 3
1981/06/26 1 $10,765,687 -24% 1,408 $7,646   $34,774,959 10
1981/07/03 1 $10,905,892 +1% 1,878 $5,807   $53,472,435 17
1981/07/10 1 $6,745,678 -38% 1,853 $3,640   $65,964,133 24
1981/07/17 3 $5,260,610 -22% 1,227 $4,287   $75,325,418 31
1981/07/24 4 $3,691,244 -30% 989 $3,732   $82,117,493 38
1981/07/31 5 $2,806,048 -24% 908 $3,090   $87,096,665 45
1981/08/07 7 $2,188,092 -22% 780 $2,805   $91,070,634 52
1981/08/14 10 $1,697,996 -22% 679 $2,501   $94,096,867 59
1981/08/21 9 $1,570,081 -8% 821 $1,912   $96,712,603 66
1981/08/28 8 $1,440,684 -8% 763 $1,888   $99,067,592 73
1981/09/04 6 $1,610,179 +12% 714 $2,255   $101,347,629 80

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1981/06/19 1 $4,265,572   1,395 $3,058   $4,265,572 1
1981/06/20 1 $5,475,015 +28% 1,395 $3,925   $9,740,587 2
1981/06/21 1 $4,359,935 -20% 1,395 $3,125   $14,100,522 3
1981/06/22 1 $2,537,556 -42% 1,395 $1,819   $16,638,079 4
1981/06/23 1 $2,508,644 -1% 1,395 $1,798   $19,146,723 5
1981/06/24 1 $2,304,965 -8% 1,395 $1,652   $21,451,688 6
1981/06/25 1 $2,557,585 +11% 1,395 $1,833   $24,009,273 7
1981/06/26 1 $3,361,491 +31% 1,408 $2,387   $27,370,764 8
1981/06/27 1 $4,267,234 +27% 1,408 $3,031   $31,637,998 9
1981/06/28 1 $3,137,002 -26% 1,408 $2,228   $34,775,000 10
1981/07/03 0 $4,061,444   1,887 $2,152   $46,628,050 15
1981/07/04 0 $3,293,414 -19% 1,887 $1,745   $49,921,464 16
1981/07/05 0 $3,551,034 +8% 1,887 $1,882   $53,472,498 17
1981/07/10 0 $2,070,335   0     $0 22
1981/07/11 0 $2,784,267 +34% 0     $2,784,267 23
1981/07/12 0 $1,891,076 -32% 0     $4,675,343 24

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1981/06/19 2 $24,009,272   1,395 $17,211   $24,009,272 7
1981/06/26 1 $18,557,271 -23% 1,408 $13,180   $42,566,543 14
1981/07/03 1 $16,651,912 -10% 1,878 $8,867   $59,218,455 21
1981/07/10 1 $10,846,353 -35% 1,853 $5,853   $70,064,808 28
1981/07/17 3 $8,361,441 -23% 1,227 $6,815   $78,426,249 35
1981/07/24 4 $5,864,368 -30% 989 $5,930   $84,290,617 42
1981/07/31 5 $4,591,925 -22% 908 $5,057   $88,882,542 49
1981/08/07 7 $3,516,329 -23% 780 $4,508   $92,398,871 56
1981/08/14 8 $2,743,651 -22% 679 $4,041   $95,142,522 63
1981/08/21 9 $2,484,386 -9% 821 $3,026   $97,626,908 70
1981/08/28 8 $2,110,542 -15% 763 $2,766   $99,737,450 77