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$292,753,960101
EMEA# ReleasesLifetime GrossRank
United Kingdom2$11,537,365820
Germany$7,771,680777
France$7,249,4481,038
Spain$1,867,3041,891
Italy$1,449,7472,065
Sweden$928,380836
Switzerland$871,892565
Belgium$743,2311,089
Poland$682,4471,223
Netherlands1$594,0821,873
Denmark$586,215952
Norway1$580,9031,085
Austria$507,9391,312
Finland$326,8481,033
Hungary$314,183909
South Africa$230,8831,533
Türkiye$205,9982,143
Greece$203,9951,532
Israel$172,8131,019
Portugal$150,9971,849
Romania$70,5311,317
Czech Republic1$61,9622,133
Croatia$56,4861,190
Bulgaria$42,9811,496
Serbia and Montenegro$36,404930
Egypt$22,1121,310
Slovenia$19,3361,548
Lebanon$18,0501,806
Estonia$15,560988
Latvia$14,8431,058
Lithuania$11,0971,943
Iceland1$6,9752,468
APAC# ReleasesLifetime GrossRank
Japan$7,615,8621,181
Australia2$3,527,4701,313
South Korea$894,8142,185
New Zealand1$662,628978
Thailand$527,598924
Taiwan$468,444998
Philippines$450,766813
Hong Kong$354,0741,755
Singapore$218,7081,493
Indonesia$158,756745
Malaysia$156,4191,580
India$115,9551,509
LATAM# ReleasesLifetime GrossRank
Brazil$1,235,1301,360
Mexico$1,031,7972,022
Argentina$543,2111,127
Chile$480,424619
Colombia$330,3961,028
Puerto Rico$266,850147
Central America+$263,579133
Peru$242,3261,050
Dominican Republic$100,00089
Venezuela$92,2851,534
Lesser Antilles$44,965131
Bolivia$43,644947
Uruguay$38,8821,177
Jamaica$12,701230
Paraguay$8,815375
Detailed breakdowns are not available for some areas.