Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

(1997 Special Edition)

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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2,111 theaters
Release DateFeb 21, 1997
Running Time2 hr 4 min
GenresAction Adventure Fantasy Sci-Fi
In Release314 days/44 weeks
Widest Release2,322 theaters
DateRankWeekend %± LW TheatersChange AvgTo DateWeekend
Feb 21-231$21,975,993-2,111-$10,410$21,975,9931
Feb 28-Mar 21$13,145,852-40.2%2,112+1$6,224$40,220,9302
Mar 7-93$8,048,852-38.8%2,116+4$3,803$51,740,1893
Mar 14-165$5,127,288-36.3%2,322+206$2,208$59,542,7134
Mar 21-239$2,427,835-52.6%1,723-599$1,409$63,356,2395
Mar 28-3016$927,623-61.8%591-1,132$1,569$65,230,5026
Apr 4-616$452,200-51.3%294-297$1,538-7
Apr 11-1319$198,951-56%190-104$1,047-8
Apr 18-2018$101,926-48.8%136-54$749-9
Apr 25-2715$379,587+272.4%751+615$505-10
May 2-416$194,107-48.9%383-368$506-11
May 9-1114$76,610-60.5%189-194$405-12