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Superman II (1981)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $108,185,706Details
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Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 601-700) 604 $108,185,706
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,386 $108,185,706
All Time Domestic Box Office for Super Hero Movies 58 $108,185,706
All Time Worldwide Box Office for Super Hero Movies 72 $108,185,706
All Time Domestic Box Office for Warner Bros. Movies 94 $108,185,706
All Time Worldwide Box Office for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 201-300) 208 $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,
United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Labor Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 335 $5,195,434 Sep 4, 1981 80
Fastest to $50m 892 $53,472,435 Jul 3, 1981 17
Independence Day (All Movies, 3-Day) 116 $10,905,892 Jul 3, 1981 17
Independence Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 43 $35,189,155 Jul 3, 1981 17

Leading Cast

   Superman

Supporting Cast

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

Cameos

Richard Donner    Man walking by diner

For a description of the different acting role types we use to categorize acting perfomances, see our Glossary.

Production and Technical Credits

   Director
Chris Corbould    Special Effects

The bold credits above the line are the "above-the-line" credits, the other the "below-the-line" credits.

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1981/06/19 1 $14,100,522   1,395 $10,108   $14,100,522 1
1981/06/26 1 $10,765,727 -24% 1,395 $7,717   $34,774,999 2
1981/07/03 1 $10,905,892 +1% 1,887 $5,779   $53,472,435 3
1981/07/10 1 $6,745,678 -38% 1,853 $3,640   $60,218,113 4
1981/07/17 3 $5,260,610 -22% 1,227 $4,287   $71,625,048 5
1981/07/24 4 $3,691,244 -30% 989 $3,732   $78,417,123 6
1981/07/31 5 $2,806,048 -24% 908 $3,090   $83,396,295 7
1981/08/07 7 $2,188,092 -22% 780 $2,805   $87,370,264 8
1981/08/14 10 $1,697,996 -22% 679 $2,501   $90,396,497 9
1981/08/21 9 $1,570,081 -8% 821 $1,912   $93,012,233 10
1981/08/28 8 $1,440,684 -8% 763 $1,888   $95,367,222 11
1981/09/04 6 $1,610,179 +12% 714 $2,255   $97,647,259 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 1 $4,061,444   1,887 $2,152   $38,836,443 15
1981/07/04 0 $3,293,414 -19% 1,887 $1,745   $42,129,857 16
1981/07/05 0 $3,551,034 +8% 1,887 $1,882   $45,680,891 17
1981/07/10 1 $2,070,335   1,853 $1,117   $55,542,833 22
1981/07/11 1 $2,784,267 +34% 1,853 $1,503   $58,327,100 23
1981/07/12 1 $1,891,076 -32% 1,853 $1,021   $60,218,176 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 2 $10,905,892 -41% 1,878 $5,807   $53,472,435 3
1981/07/10 7 $12,892,003 +18% 1,853 $6,957   $66,364,438 4
1981/07/17 3 $8,361,441 -35% 1,227 $6,815   $74,725,879 5
1981/07/24 4 $5,864,368 -30% 989 $5,930   $80,590,247 6
1981/07/31 5 $4,591,925 -22% 908 $5,057   $85,182,172 7
1981/08/07 7 $3,516,329 -23% 780 $4,508   $88,698,501 8
1981/08/14 8 $2,743,651 -22% 679 $4,041   $91,442,152 9
1981/08/21 9 $2,484,386 -9% 821 $3,026   $93,926,538 10
1981/08/28 8 $2,110,542 -15% 763 $2,766   $96,037,080 11

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