Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope

Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a Wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the mysterious Darth Vader.

Grosses

Domestic (61.1%)
$307,263,857
Summary Details
DistributorTwentieth Century Fox
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Opening$1,554,475
43 theaters
Budget$11,000,000
Release Date (Wide)May 25, 1977 (Jul 15, 1977)
MPAAPG
Running Time2 hr 1 min
GenresAction Adventure Fantasy Sci-Fi
In Release951 days/135 weeks
Widest Release1,750 theaters
DateRankWeekend %± LW TheatersChange AvgTo DateWeekend
May 27-30
Memorial Day wknd
1$1,554,475-43-$36,150$2,048,2491
Jun 3-51$2,649,585-45-$58,879$5,206,0032
Jun 10-121$3,293,997+24.3%48+3$68,624$8,500,0003
Jun 17-193$2,788,281-15.4%157+109$17,759$12,943,5134
Jun 24-261$4,885,463+75.2%360+203$13,570$20,514,3765
Jul 1-4
July 4th long wknd
1$7,452,980-452-$16,488$32,157,349-
Jul 8-101$6,197,462-589-$10,522$42,129,9947
Jul 15-171$6,806,951+9.8%757+168$8,992$53,777,8518
Jul 22-241$7,000,644+2.8%843+86$8,304$65,887,5639
Jul 29-311$6,234,376-10.9%---$77,323,42510
Aug 5-71$7,195,573+15.4%1,044-$6,892$90,284,70511
Aug 12-141$6,705,755-6.8%1,074+30$6,243$102,267,92812
Aug 19-211$5,908,751-11.9%1,096+22$5,391$113,031,27513
Aug 26-281$5,239,535-11.3%1,048-48$4,999$122,576,05514
Sep 2-5
Labor Day wknd
1$7,737,847----$133,727,463-
Oct 14-161$36,904,544----$170,632,00721
Oct 21-231$2,891,000-92.2%---$174,518,46622
Oct 28-301$3,292,879+13.9%739-$4,455$177,811,34523
Nov 4-61$2,626,914-20.2%665-74$3,950$181,289,96524
Nov 11-131$2,269,052-13.6%642-23$3,534$184,397,77225
Nov 18-201$1,949,157-14.1%605-37$3,221$186,924,66126
Nov 25-27
Thanksgiving 3-Day
1$2,472,656+26.9%593-12$4,169$190,762,52127
Dec 2-4
Post-Thanksgiving
1$1,595,568-35.5%561-32$2,844$192,899,26428
Dec 9-111$1,152,953-27.7%485-76$2,377$194,427,14029
Dec 16-183$844,662-26.7%414-71$2,040$195,666,11130
Dec 30-Jan 1, 19782$6,893,237----$202,559,34832
Dec 30-Jan 2, 1978
New Year's long wknd
2$6,893,237----$202,559,348-
Feb 3-51$817,290-174-$4,697$207,054,65437
Mar 10-121$622,291-130-$4,786$211,463,81242
Mar 31-Apr 21$543,897-107-$5,083$213,706,45845
Apr 7-91$790,452+45.3%104-3$7,600$214,745,82246
Apr 14-161$602,039-23.8%103-1$5,845$215,537,33247
Apr 21-231$638,988+6.1%---$216,176,32048
Jul 21-231$10,166,336-1,750-$5,809-61
Aug 24-261$6,760,165-1,520-$4,447-118