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 across the galaxy by Darth Vader and bounty hunter Boba Fett.


Domestic (100%)
Summary Details
DistributorTwentieth Century Fox
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126 theaters
Release Date (Wide)May 21, 1980 (Jun 20, 1980)
Running Time2 hr 4 min
GenresAction Adventure Fantasy Sci-Fi
In Release225 days/32 weeks
Widest Release1,278 theaters
DateRankWeekend %± LW TheatersChange AvgTo DateWeekend
May 23-251$4,910,483-126-$38,972$7,244,3081
May 23-26
Memorial Day wknd
Jun 6-81$4,339,769-126-$34,442-3
Jun 13-153$3,606,000-16.9%126-$28,619-4
Jun 20-221$10,840,307+200.6%823+697$13,171$47,332,8535
Jun 27-291$9,217,874-15%821-2$11,227$64,904,3756
Jul 4-61$8,309,772-9.9%880+59$9,442$81,958,0057
Jul 11-131$6,652,858-19.9%858-22$7,753$94,296,3668
Jul 18-201$6,721,000+1%1,089+231$6,171$105,714,0009
Jul 25-271$7,130,000+6.1%1,278+189$5,579$118,310,56810
Aug 1-31$5,758,789-19.2%1,139-139$5,056$130,000,00011
Aug 8-101$4,554,679-20.9%1,195+56$3,811$139,069,96412
Aug 15-172$4,321,216-5.1%1,208+13$3,577$145,893,92313