Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

After the Rebels are brutally overpowered by the Empire on the ice planet Hoth, Luke Skywalker begins Jedi training with Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader and a bounty hunter named Boba Fett all over the galaxy.

Grosses

Domestic (52.3%)
$209,398,025
Summary Details
DistributorTwentieth Century Fox
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Opening$4,910,483
126 theaters
Budget$18,000,000
Release Date (Wide)May 21, 1980 (Jun 20, 1980)
MPAAPG
Running Time2 hr 4 min
GenresAction Adventure Fantasy Sci-Fi
In Release225 days/32 weeks
Widest Release1,278 theaters
DateDOW RankDaily %± YD %± LW TheatersAvgTo DateDay
May 21, 1980Wednesday1$1,333,305--126$10,581$1,333,3051
May 22, 1980Thursday1$995,026-25.4%-126$7,897$2,341,1142
May 23, 1980Friday1$1,397,356+40.4%-126$11,090$3,738,4703
May 24, 1980Saturday1$1,735,194+24.2%-126$13,771$5,473,6644
May 25, 1980Sunday1$1,770,644+2%-126$14,052$7,244,3085
May 26, 1980
Memorial Day
Monday1$1,505,321-15%-126$11,946$8,756,9186
May 27, 1980Tuesday1$855,745-43.2%-126$6,791$9,612,6637