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Superman II (1981)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $108,185,706Details
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  6. Cast & Crew
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Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 591 $108,185,706
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,341 $108,185,706
All Time Domestic Box Office for Super Hero Movies 54 $108,185,706
All Time Worldwide Box Office for Super Hero Movies 69 $108,185,706
All Time Domestic Box Office for Warner Bros. Movies 92 $108,185,706
All Time Worldwide Box Office for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 201-300) 201 $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
Comparisons: vs. 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,
United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Fastest to $100m 600 $101,347,629 Sep 4, 1981 80
Labor Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 335 $5,154,890 Sep 4, 1981 80
Fastest to $50m 868 $53,472,435 Jul 3, 1981 17
Independence Day (All Movies, 3-Day) 115 $10,905,892 Jul 3, 1981 17
Independence Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 43 $34,914,546 Jul 3, 1981 17

Cast

   Superman
Terence Stamp    General Zod
Gene Hackman    Lex Luthor
John Ratzenberger    Controller
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 GrossWeek
1981/06/19 1 $14,100,523   1,395 $10,108   $14,100,523 1
1981/06/26 1 $10,765,687 -24% 1,408 $7,646   $34,774,959 2
1981/07/03 1 $10,905,892 +1% 1,878 $5,807   $53,472,435 3
1981/07/10 1 $6,745,678 -38% 1,853 $3,640   $65,964,133 4
1981/07/17 3 $5,260,610 -22% 1,227 $4,287   $75,325,418 5
1981/07/24 4 $3,691,244 -30% 989 $3,732   $82,117,493 6
1981/07/31 5 $2,806,048 -24% 908 $3,090   $87,096,665 7
1981/08/07 7 $2,188,092 -22% 780 $2,805   $91,070,634 8
1981/08/14 10 $1,697,996 -22% 679 $2,501   $94,096,867 9
1981/08/21 9 $1,570,081 -8% 821 $1,912   $96,712,603 10
1981/08/28 8 $1,440,684 -8% 763 $1,888   $99,067,592 11
1981/09/04 6 $1,610,179 +12% 714 $2,255   $101,347,629 12

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 GrossWeek
1981/06/19 2 $24,009,272   1,395 $17,211   $24,009,272 1
1981/06/26 1 $18,557,271 -23% 1,408 $13,180   $42,566,543 2
1981/07/03 1 $16,651,912 -10% 1,878 $8,867   $59,218,455 3
1981/07/10 1 $10,846,353 -35% 1,853 $5,853   $70,064,808 4
1981/07/17 3 $8,361,441 -23% 1,227 $6,815   $78,426,249 5
1981/07/24 4 $5,864,368 -30% 989 $5,930   $84,290,617 6
1981/07/31 5 $4,591,925 -22% 908 $5,057   $88,882,542 7
1981/08/07 7 $3,516,329 -23% 780 $4,508   $92,398,871 8
1981/08/14 8 $2,743,651 -22% 679 $4,041   $95,142,522 9
1981/08/21 9 $2,484,386 -9% 821 $3,026   $97,626,908 10
1981/08/28 8 $2,110,542 -15% 763 $2,766   $99,737,450 11

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