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

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.

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$3,136,150
Multi-Title Release Group
Only a portion of these grosses count towards this title's totals.

By Region

Domestic# ReleasesLifetime GrossRank
Domestic4$292,753,96097
EMEA# ReleasesLifetime GrossRank
United Kingdom2$11,537,365811
Germany$7,771,680772
France$7,249,4481,028
Spain$1,867,3041,875
Italy$1,449,7472,054
Sweden$928,380828
Switzerland$871,892560
Belgium$743,2311,080
Poland$682,4471,212
Netherlands1$594,0821,849
Denmark$586,215944
Norway1$580,9031,067
Austria$507,9391,306
Finland$326,8481,025
Hungary$314,183901
South Africa$230,8831,524
Turkey$205,9982,133
Greece$203,9951,526
Israel$172,8131,009
Portugal$150,9971,828
Romania$70,5311,293
Czech Republic1$61,9622,101
Croatia$56,4861,176
Bulgaria$42,9811,483
Serbia and Montenegro$36,404914
Egypt$22,1121,301
Slovenia$19,3361,531
Lebanon$18,0501,799
Estonia$15,560978
Latvia$14,8431,047
Lithuania$11,0971,910
Iceland1$6,9752,445
APAC# ReleasesLifetime GrossRank
Japan$7,615,8621,171
Australia2$3,527,4701,301
South Korea$894,8142,165
New Zealand1$662,628969
Thailand$527,598919
Taiwan$468,444992
Philippines$450,766807
Hong Kong$354,0741,732
Singapore$218,7081,484
Indonesia$158,756737
Malaysia$156,4191,574
India$115,9551,453
LATAM# ReleasesLifetime GrossRank
Brazil$1,235,1301,350
Mexico$1,031,7972,002
Argentina$543,2111,119
Chile$480,424612
Colombia$330,3961,014
Puerto Rico$266,850147
Central America+$263,579133
Peru$242,3261,041
Dominican Republic$100,00089
Venezuela$92,2851,531
Lesser Antilles$44,965131
Bolivia$43,644942
Uruguay$38,8821,173
Jamaica$12,701230
Paraguay$8,815368
Detailed breakdowns are not available for some areas.