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

Star Wars Ep. VI: Return of the Jedi
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $309,205,079Details
International Box Office $263,500,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $572,705,079
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $22,343,898 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $1,789,604 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $24,133,502
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  1. Summary
  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 64 $309,205,079
All Time International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 239 $263,500,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 144 $572,705,079
Leggiest Movies 42 13.43

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


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. V: The Empire Strikes Back
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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

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Fastest to $300m 72 $300,623,278 Mar 28, 1997 5,063
Easter (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 164 $8,632,331 Mar 28, 1997 5,059
Biggest Domestic 99th Weekend 1 $1,058,224 Apr 12, 1985 691
Theater Average 99th Weekend 27 $1,572 Apr 12, 1985 691
Biggest Domestic 98th Weekend 1 $2,041,915 Apr 5, 1985 684
Theater Average 98th Weekend 17 $2,284 Apr 5, 1985 684
Biggest Domestic 97th Weekend 1 $3,209,056 Mar 29, 1985 677
Theater Average 97th Weekend 11 $3,780 Mar 29, 1985 677
Biggest Domestic 42nd Weekend 38 $69,828 Mar 9, 1984 292
Theater Average 42nd Weekend 71 $1,318 Mar 9, 1984 292
Biggest Domestic 41st Weekend 27 $99,124 Mar 2, 1984 285
Theater Average 41st Weekend 66 $1,652 Mar 2, 1984 285
Biggest Domestic 40th Weekend 36 $71,546 Feb 24, 1984 278
Biggest Domestic 39th Weekend 23 $104,768 Feb 17, 1984 271
Theater Average 39th Weekend 84 $1,497 Feb 17, 1984 271
Biggest Domestic 38th Weekend 28 $115,198 Feb 10, 1984 264
Theater Average 38th Weekend 98 $1,188 Feb 10, 1984 264
Biggest Domestic 37th Weekend 32 $147,127 Feb 3, 1984 257
Theater Average 37th Weekend 95 $1,268 Feb 3, 1984 257
Biggest Domestic 36th Weekend 26 $183,493 Jan 27, 1984 250
Theater Average 36th Weekend 96 $1,248 Jan 27, 1984 250
Biggest Domestic 35th Weekend 25 $255,401 Jan 20, 1984 243
Biggest Domestic 34th Weekend 16 $435,461 Jan 13, 1984 236
Biggest Domestic 33rd Weekend 11 $771,287 Jan 6, 1984 229
Fastest to $250m 107 $250,380,055 Jan 6, 1984 229
Biggest Domestic 32nd Weekend 2 $1,762,045 Dec 30, 1983 222
Theater Average 32nd Weekend 70 $2,018 Dec 30, 1983 222
Biggest Domestic 31st Weekend 9 $1,213,489 Dec 23, 1983 215
Biggest Domestic 30th Weekend 47 $188,698 Dec 16, 1983 208
Theater Average 30th Weekend 98 $1,780 Dec 16, 1983 208
Biggest Domestic 29th Weekend 59 $158,486 Dec 9, 1983 201
Biggest Domestic 28th Weekend 43 $239,932 Dec 2, 1983 194
Theater Average 28th Weekend 83 $2,162 Dec 2, 1983 194
Biggest Domestic 27th Weekend 36 $365,356 Nov 25, 1983 187
Theater Average 27th Weekend 45 $3,547 Nov 25, 1983 187
Biggest Domestic 26th Weekend 69 $259,244 Nov 18, 1983 180
Biggest Domestic 25th Weekend 55 $386,618 Nov 11, 1983 173
Theater Average 25th Weekend 81 $2,762 Nov 11, 1983 173
Biggest Domestic 24th Weekend 76 $355,538 Nov 4, 1983 166
Biggest Domestic 23rd Weekend 90 $338,104 Oct 28, 1983 159
Biggest Domestic 22nd Weekend 79 $503,212 Oct 21, 1983 152
Biggest Domestic 21st Weekend 76 $622,402 Oct 14, 1983 145
Biggest Domestic 20th Weekend 72 $804,710 Oct 7, 1983 138
Biggest Domestic 19th Weekend 68 $917,828 Sep 30, 1983 131
Biggest Domestic 18th Weekend 72 $1,093,199 Sep 23, 1983 124
Biggest Domestic 17th Weekend 73 $1,346,372 Sep 16, 1983 117
Biggest Domestic 16th Weekend 66 $1,621,851 Sep 9, 1983 110
Biggest Domestic 15th Weekend 25 $3,509,131 Sep 2, 1983 103
Theater Average 15th Weekend 95 $3,667 Sep 2, 1983 103
Labor Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 145 $9,914,688 Sep 2, 1983 103
Biggest Domestic 14th Weekend 53 $2,563,071 Aug 26, 1983 96
Biggest Domestic 13th Weekend 48 $3,033,669 Aug 19, 1983 89
Biggest Domestic 12th Weekend 44 $3,759,299 Aug 12, 1983 82
Biggest Domestic 11th Weekend 41 $4,499,005 Aug 5, 1983 75
Biggest Domestic 10th Weekend 33 $5,659,948 Jul 29, 1983 68
Fastest to $200m 163 $201,411,234 Jul 29, 1983 68
Biggest Domestic 9th Weekend 19 $7,239,419 Jul 22, 1983 61
Biggest Domestic 8th Weekend 22 $8,270,850 Jul 15, 1983 54
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 63 $7,337,926 Jul 8, 1983 47
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 24 $12,038,626 Jul 1, 1983 40
Fastest to $150m 243 $157,834,658 Jul 1, 1983 40
Theater Average 6th Weekend 80 $9,289 Jul 1, 1983 40
Independence Day (All Movies, 3-Day) 102 $12,038,626 Jul 1, 1983 40
Independence Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 47 $34,013,896 Jul 1, 1983 40
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 74 $11,127,915 Jun 24, 1983 33
Fastest to $100m 336 $101,680,575 Jun 10, 1983 19
Fastest to $50m 503 $52,810,693 May 27, 1983 9
Memorial Day (All Movies, 3-Day) 56 $23,019,618 May 27, 1983 5
Memorial Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 27 $65,039,556 May 27, 1983 5
Memorial Day (All Movies, 4-Day, Fri-Mon) 46 $30,490,619 May 27, 1983 5
Memorial Day (All Movies, 4-Day, Fri-Mon, Inflation Adjusted) 20 $86,148,098 May 27, 1983 5
Memorial Day (Opening, 3-Day) 36 $23,019,618 May 27, 1983 5
Memorial Day (Opening, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 20 $65,039,556 May 27, 1983 5
Memorial Day (Opening, 4-Day, Fri-Mon) 28 $30,490,619 May 27, 1983 5
Memorial Day (Opening, 4-Day, Fri-Mon, Inflation Adjusted) 14 $86,148,098 May 27, 1983 5

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

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1983/05/27 1 $23,019,618   1,002 $22,974   $30,490,619 1
1983/06/03 1 $17,229,694 -25% 1,002 $17,195   $70,040,387 2
1983/06/10 1 $11,995,064 -30% 1,002 $11,971   $101,680,575 3
1983/06/17 2 $11,217,546 -6% 1,002 $11,195   $121,566,148 4
1983/06/24 1 $11,127,915 -1% 1,302 $8,547   $141,039,269 5
1983/07/01 1 $12,038,626 +8% 1,296 $9,289   $157,834,658 6
1983/07/08 1 $7,337,926 -39% 1,301 $5,640   $170,210,203 7
1983/07/15 2 $8,270,850 +13% 1,644 $5,031   $184,202,708 8
1983/07/22 3 $7,239,419 -12% 1,554 $4,659   $195,751,286 9
1983/07/29 3 $5,659,948 -22% 1,729 $3,274   $201,411,234 10
1983/08/05 2 $4,499,005 -21% 1,764 $2,550   $209,656,205 11
1983/08/12 4 $3,759,299 -16% 1,515 $2,481   $216,873,917 12
1983/08/19 6 $3,033,669 -19% 1,284 $2,363   $222,489,243 13
1983/08/26 6 $2,563,071 -16% 1,178 $2,176   $227,100,205 14
1983/09/02 5 $3,509,131 +37% 957 $3,667   $232,256,663 15
1983/09/09 6 $1,621,851 -54% 715 $2,268   $234,515,987 16
1983/09/16 8 $1,346,372 -17% 575 $2,342   $236,382,169 17
1983/09/23 9 $1,093,199 -19% 496 $2,204   $237,883,852 18
1983/09/30 11 $917,828 -16% 373 $2,461   $239,135,743 19
1983/10/07 12 $804,710 -12% 306 $2,630   $240,195,174 20
1983/10/14 10 $622,402 -23% 293 $2,124   $240,962,087 21
1983/10/21 11 $503,212 -19% 234 $2,150   $241,664,222 22
1983/10/28 16 $338,104 -33% 194 $1,743   $242,137,842 23
1983/11/04 18 $355,538 +5% 157 $2,265   $242,621,536 24
1983/11/11 18 $386,618 +9% 140 $2,762   $243,109,157 25
1983/11/18 23 $259,244 -33% 121 $2,143   $243,457,864 26
1983/11/25 22 $365,356 +41% 103 $3,547   $243,994,526 27
1983/12/02 20 $239,932 -34% 111 $2,162   $244,354,181 28
1983/12/09 17 $158,486 -34% 94 $1,686   $244,583,982 29
1983/12/16 19 $188,698 +19% 106 $1,780   $244,816,955 30
1983/12/23 15 $1,213,489 +543% 1,031 $1,177   $246,174,591 31
1983/12/30 15 $1,762,045 +45% 873 $2,018   $249,253,614 32
1984/01/06 15 $771,287 -56% 540 $1,428   $250,380,055 33
1984/01/13 17 $435,461 -44% 325 $1,340   $251,010,234 34
1984/01/20 21 $255,401 -41% 234 $1,091   $251,381,095 35
1984/01/27 24 $183,493 -28% 147 $1,248   $251,640,919 36
1984/02/03 23 $147,127 -20% 116 $1,268   $251,833,927 37
1984/02/10 23 $115,198 -22% 97 $1,188   $251,983,141 38
1984/02/17 24 $104,768 -9% 70 $1,497   $252,120,895 39
1984/02/24 23 $71,546 -32% 67 $1,068   $252,212,411 40
1984/03/02 25 $99,124 +39% 60 $1,652   $252,340,283 41
1984/03/09 28 $69,828 -30% 53 $1,318   $252,452,593 42
1985/03/29 6 $3,209,056   849 $3,780   $255,792,673 97
1985/04/05 9 $2,041,915 -36% 894 $2,284   $259,085,788 98
1985/04/12 15 $1,058,224 -48% 673 $1,572   $261,061,619 99
1997/03/14 1 $16,293,531   2,111 $7,718   $280,129,271 721
1997/03/21 3 $7,517,738 -54% 2,111 $3,561   $291,235,909 722
1997/03/28 4 $4,451,955 -41% 1,832 $2,430   $298,527,609 723
1997/04/04 9 $2,787,253 -37% 1,339 $2,082   $303,410,531 724
1997/04/11 12 $1,662,404 -40% 1,000 $1,662   $305,849,906 725
1997/04/18 14 $840,864 -49% 626 $1,343   $307,124,280 726
1997/04/25 21 $398,129 -53% 363 $1,097   $307,814,518 727
1997/05/02 26 $215,671 -46% 211 $1,022   $308,146,508 728
1997/05/09 19 $242,376 +12% 510 $475   $308,453,687 729
1997/05/16 29 $118,670 -51% 311 $382   $308,690,137 730
1997/05/23 34 $116,987 -1% 175 $668   $308,949,206 731
1997/05/30 45 $46,817 -60% 40 $1,170   $309,064,373 732
1997/06/06 51 $30,708 -34% 78 $394   $309,125,409 733

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

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1983/05/27 1 $45,339,692   1,002 $45,249   $52,810,693 2
1983/06/03 1 $36,874,818 -19% 1,002 $36,801   $89,685,511 3
1983/06/10 1 $20,663,091 -44% 1,002 $20,622   $110,348,602 4
1983/06/17 2 $19,562,752 -5% 1,002 $19,524   $129,911,354 5
1983/06/24 1 $15,884,678 -19% 1,302 $12,200   $145,796,032 6
1983/07/01 1 $17,076,245 +8% 1,296 $13,176   $162,872,277 7
1983/07/08 1 $13,059,581 -24% 1,301 $10,038   $175,931,858 8
1983/07/15 2 $12,580,009 -4% 1,644 $7,652   $188,511,867 9
1983/07/22 4 $7,239,419 -42% 1,554 $4,659   $195,751,286 10
1983/07/29 3 $9,405,914 +30% 1,729 $5,440   $205,157,200 11
1983/08/05 2 $7,957,418 -15% 1,764 $4,511   $213,114,618 12
1983/08/12 4 $6,340,956 -20% 1,515 $4,185   $219,455,574 13
1983/08/19 6 $5,081,560 -20% 1,284 $3,958   $224,537,134 14
1983/08/26 6 $4,210,398 -17% 1,178 $3,574   $228,747,532 15
1983/09/02 5 $4,146,604 -2% 957 $4,333   $232,894,136 16
1983/09/09 6 $2,141,661 -48% 715 $2,995   $235,035,797 17
1983/09/16 8 $1,754,856 -18% 575 $3,052   $236,790,653 18
1983/09/23 9 $1,427,262 -19% 496 $2,878   $238,217,915 19
1983/09/30 10 $1,172,549 -18% 373 $3,144   $239,390,464 20
1983/10/07 11 $949,221 -19% 306 $3,102   $240,339,685 21
1983/10/14 9 $821,325 -13% 293 $2,803   $241,161,010 22
1983/10/21 11 $638,728 -22% 234 $2,730   $241,799,738 23
1983/10/28 16 $466,260 -27% 194 $2,403   $242,265,998 24
1983/11/04 18 $456,541 -2% 157 $2,908   $242,722,539 25
1983/11/11 16 $476,081 +4% 140 $3,401   $243,198,620 26
1983/11/18 22 $430,550 -10% 121 $3,558   $243,629,170 27
1983/11/25 22 $485,079 +13% 103 $4,710   $244,114,249 28
1983/12/02 16 $311,247 -36% 111 $2,804   $244,425,496 29
1983/12/09 15 $202,761 -35% 94 $2,157   $244,628,257 30
1983/12/16 19 $332,845 +64% 106 $3,140   $244,961,102 31
1983/12/23 13 $2,530,467 +660% 1,031 $2,454   $247,491,569 32
1983/12/30 14 $2,117,199 -16% 873 $2,425   $249,608,768 33
1984/01/06 15 $966,005 -54% 540 $1,789   $250,574,773 34
1984/01/13 16 $550,921 -43% 325 $1,695   $251,125,694 35
1984/01/20 22 $331,732 -40% 234 $1,418   $251,457,426 36
1984/01/27 22 $229,374 -31% 147 $1,560   $251,686,800 37
1984/02/03 23 $181,143 -21% 116 $1,562   $251,867,943 38
1984/02/10 20 $148,184 -18% 97 $1,528   $252,016,127 39
1984/02/17 24 $124,738 -16% 70 $1,782   $252,140,865 40
1984/02/24 21 $100,294 -20% 67 $1,497   $252,241,159 41
1984/03/02 22 $141,606 +41% 60 $2,360   $252,382,765 42
1985/03/29 7 $4,460,256   849 $5,254   $257,043,873 98
1985/04/05 9 $2,959,522 -34% 894 $3,310   $260,003,395 99
1997/03/14 1 $19,882,431   2,111 $9,418   $283,718,171 722
1997/03/21 4 $10,357,483 -48% 2,111 $4,906   $294,075,654 723
1997/03/28 5 $6,547,624 -37% 1,832 $3,574   $300,623,278 724
1997/04/04 8 $3,564,224 -46% 1,339 $2,662   $304,187,502 725
1997/04/11 11 $2,095,914 -41% 1,000 $2,096   $306,283,416 726
1997/04/18 15 $1,132,973 -46% 626 $1,810   $307,416,389 727
1997/04/25 21 $514,448 -55% 363 $1,417   $307,930,837 728
1997/05/02 26 $280,474 -45% 211 $1,329   $308,211,311 729
1997/05/09 17 $360,156 +28% 510 $706   $308,571,467 730
1997/05/16 21 $260,752 -28% 311 $838   $308,832,219 731
1997/05/23 31 $185,337 -29% 175 $1,059   $309,017,556 732
1997/05/30 44 $77,145 -58% 40 $1,929   $309,094,701 733

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
11/15/20151119,042 19,042$285,243$285,243479

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