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
See full company information
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$11,537,365794
Germany$7,771,680760
France$7,249,4481,006
Spain$1,867,3041,841
Italy$1,449,7472,018
Sweden$928,380818
Switzerland$871,892548
Belgium$743,2311,065
Poland$682,4471,181
Netherlands1$594,0821,802
Denmark$586,215937
Norway1$580,9031,052
Austria$507,9391,292
Finland$326,8481,014
Hungary$314,183878
South Africa$230,8831,503
Turkey$205,9982,098
Greece$203,9951,518
Israel$172,813991
Portugal$150,9971,794
Romania$70,5311,252
Czech Republic1$61,9622,049
Croatia$56,4861,136
Bulgaria$42,9811,460
Serbia and Montenegro$36,404868
Egypt$22,1121,295
Slovenia$19,3361,494
Lebanon$18,0501,792
Estonia$15,560964
Latvia$14,8431,036
Lithuania$11,0971,825
Iceland1$6,9752,385
APAC# ReleasesLifetime GrossRank
Japan$7,615,8621,142
Australia2$3,527,4701,276
South Korea$894,8142,126
New Zealand1$662,628950
Thailand$527,598913
Taiwan$468,444978
Philippines$450,766805
Hong Kong$354,0741,712
Singapore$218,7081,475
Indonesia$158,756720
Malaysia$156,4191,559
India$115,9551,401
LATAM# ReleasesLifetime GrossRank
Brazil$1,235,1301,332
Mexico$1,031,7971,965
Argentina$543,2111,106
Chile$480,424605
Colombia$330,396992
Puerto Rico$266,850147
Central America+$263,579133
Peru$242,3261,033
Dominican Republic$100,00089
Venezuela$92,2851,527
Lesser Antilles$44,965131
Bolivia$43,644935
Uruguay$38,8821,171
Jamaica$12,701230
Paraguay$8,815361
Detailed breakdowns are not available for some areas.