Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

After the Rebels are overpowered by the Empire, Luke Skywalker begins his 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
DateRankWeekly %± LW TheatersChange AvgTo DateWeek
May 16-221$2,333,825-126-$18,522$2,341,1141
May 23-291$7,271,549+211.6%126-$57,710$9,612,6632
Jun 20-261$19,193,955-823+697$23,321$55,686,5016
Jun 27-Jul 31$17,961,732-6.4%821-2$21,877$73,648,2337
Jul 4-101$13,995,275-22.1%880+59$15,903$87,643,5088
Jul 11-171$11,349,492-18.9%858-22$13,227$98,993,0009
Jul 18-241$12,187,568+7.4%1,089+231$11,191$111,180,56810
Jul 25-311$13,060,643+7.2%1,278+189$10,219$124,241,21111
Aug 1-71$10,274,074-21.3%1,139-139$9,020$134,515,28512
Aug 8-141$7,057,422-31.3%1,195+56$5,905$141,572,70713