Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

After the Rebel Alliance 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.

All Releases

Domestic (54.4%)
$292,753,960
International (35.4%)
$190,685,234
Worldwide
$538,375,067
Summary Details
Domestic DistributorTwentieth Century Fox
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Domestic Opening$4,910,483
Budget$18,000,000
Earliest Release DateMay 21, 1980 (Domestic)
MPAAPG
Running Time2 hr 4 min
GenresAction Adventure Fantasy Sci-Fi

By Release

Release GroupRolloutMarketsDomesticInternationalWorldwide
Original ReleaseMay 21, 1980Domestic$209,398,025$209,398,025
1982 Re-releaseNovember 19, 1982Domestic$13,276,241$13,276,241
1997 Special EditionFebruary 21, 1997Domestic$67,597,694$67,597,694
Star Wars: May the 4th MarathonMay 1, 2014Australia$340,670$340,670
2015 Re-releaseJune 5, 2015United Kingdom$9,593,937$9,593,937
2020 Re-releaseJune 5-September 10, 20208 markets$2,482,000$654,150$3,137,879
Multi-Title Release Group
Only a portion of these grosses count towards this title's totals.

By Region

Domestic# ReleasesLifetime GrossRank
Domestic4$292,753,960110
EMEA# ReleasesLifetime GrossRank
United Kingdom2$11,537,365872
Germany$7,771,680830
France$7,249,4481,112
Spain$1,867,3041,991
Italy$1,449,7472,200
Sweden$928,380868
Switzerland$871,892606
Belgium$743,2311,139
Poland$682,4471,344
Netherlands1$594,0822,045
Denmark$586,215994
Norway1$580,9031,159
Austria$507,9391,355
Finland$326,8481,084
Hungary$314,183999
South Africa$230,8831,590
Türkiye$205,9982,276
Greece$203,9951,566
Israel$172,8131,072
Portugal$150,9971,987
Romania$70,5311,532
Czech Republic1$61,9622,347
Croatia$56,4861,332
Bulgaria$42,9811,733
Serbia and Montenegro$36,4041,083
Egypt$22,1121,334
Slovenia$19,3361,713
Lebanon$18,0501,837
Estonia$15,5601,033
Latvia$14,8431,096
Lithuania$11,0972,214
Iceland1$6,9752,651
APAC# ReleasesLifetime GrossRank
Japan$7,615,8621,243
Australia2$3,527,4701,385
South Korea$894,8142,338
New Zealand1$662,6281,042
Thailand$527,598957
Taiwan$468,4441,047
Philippines$450,766846
Hong Kong$354,0741,881
Singapore$218,7081,537
Indonesia$158,756813
Malaysia$156,4191,634
India$115,9551,601
LATAM# ReleasesLifetime GrossRank
Brazil$1,235,1301,429
Mexico$1,031,7972,164
Argentina$543,2111,172
Chile$480,424659
Colombia$330,3961,129
Puerto Rico$266,850147
Central America+$263,579133
Peru$242,3261,090
Dominican Republic$100,00092
Venezuela$92,2851,550
Lesser Antilles$44,965131
Bolivia$43,644973
Uruguay$38,8821,202
Jamaica$12,701230
Paraguay$8,815398
Detailed breakdowns are not available for some areas.