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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. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
89% - Certified Fresh
Audience
75% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


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

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 139 $1,610,179 Sep 4, 1981 80
Fastest Movies to Earn $100 Million at the Domestic Box Office 563 $101,347,629 Sep 4, 1981 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 210 $1,440,684 Aug 28, 1981 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 252 $1,570,081 Aug 21, 1981 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 348 $1,697,996 Aug 14, 1981 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 395 $2,188,092 Aug 7, 1981 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 433 $2,806,048 Jul 31, 1981 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 476 $3,691,244 Jul 24, 1981 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 452 $5,260,610 Jul 17, 1981 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 563 $6,745,678 Jul 10, 1981 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 475 $10,905,892 Jul 3, 1981 17
Biggest July Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 446 $10,905,892 Jul 3, 1981 17
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 811 $53,472,435 Jul 3, 1981 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 923 $10,765,687 Jun 26, 1981 10
Biggest June Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 314 $14,100,523 Jun 19, 1981 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,252 $14,100,523 Jun 19, 1981 3
Widest Opening Weekend 3,023 1,395 Jun 19, 1981 3
Biggest June Day at the Domestic Box Office 828 $5,475,015 Jun 20, 1981 2
Biggest Saturday at the Domestic Box Office 2,220 $5,475,015 Jun 20, 1981 2
Movies with Leggiest Opening Weekend 112 3.31 Jun 19, 1981 1
Movies with Most Front-Loaded Opening Weekend 142 30.3% Jun 19, 1981 1

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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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