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 by Darth Vader and a bounty hunter named Boba Fett all over the galaxy.

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$292,753,96094
EMEA# ReleasesLifetime GrossRank
United Kingdom2$11,537,365779
Germany$7,771,680753
France$7,249,448990
Spain$1,867,3041,812
Italy$1,449,7472,001
Sweden$928,380809
Switzerland$871,892541
Belgium$743,2311,055
Poland$682,4471,159
Netherlands1$594,0821,760
Denmark$586,215930
Norway1$580,9031,044
Austria$507,9391,284
Finland$326,8481,007
Hungary$314,183859
South Africa$230,8831,484
Turkey$205,9982,088
Greece$203,9951,517
Israel$172,813984
Portugal$150,9971,760
Romania$70,5311,204
Czech Republic1$61,9621,995
Croatia$56,4861,099
Bulgaria$42,9811,453
Serbia and Montenegro$36,404841
Egypt$22,1121,289
Slovenia$19,3361,475
Lebanon$18,0501,789
Estonia$15,560956
Latvia$14,8431,032
Lithuania$11,0971,759
Iceland1$6,9752,313
APAC# ReleasesLifetime GrossRank
Japan$7,615,8621,120
Australia2$3,527,4701,253
South Korea$894,8142,077
New Zealand1$662,628928
Thailand$527,598908
Taiwan$468,444962
Philippines$450,766805
Hong Kong$354,0741,659
Singapore$218,7081,460
Indonesia$158,756707
Malaysia$156,4191,554
India$115,9551,365
LATAM# ReleasesLifetime GrossRank
Brazil$1,235,1301,316
Mexico$1,031,7971,923
Argentina$543,2111,097
Chile$480,424603
Colombia$330,396963
Puerto Rico$266,850147
Central America+$263,579133
Peru$242,3261,033
Dominican Republic$100,00089
Venezuela$92,2851,523
Lesser Antilles$44,965131
Bolivia$43,644932
Uruguay$38,8821,170
Jamaica$12,701230
Paraguay$8,815359
Detailed breakdowns are not available for some areas.