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

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

By Region

Domestic# ReleasesLifetime GrossRank
Domestic4$292,753,960109
EMEA# ReleasesLifetime GrossRank
United Kingdom2$11,537,365859
Germany$7,771,680819
France$7,249,4481,092
Spain$1,867,3041,968
Italy$1,449,7472,174
Sweden$928,380860
Switzerland$871,892596
Belgium$743,2311,129
Poland$682,4471,318
Netherlands1$594,0822,016
Denmark$586,215984
Norway1$580,9031,142
Austria$507,9391,348
Finland$326,8481,073
Hungary$314,183983
South Africa$230,8831,578
Türkiye$205,9982,250
Greece$203,9951,563
Israel$172,8131,058
Portugal$150,9971,962
Romania$70,5311,486
Czech Republic1$61,9622,300
Croatia$56,4861,305
Bulgaria$42,9811,690
Serbia and Montenegro$36,4041,055
Egypt$22,1121,329
Slovenia$19,3361,682
Lebanon$18,0501,831
Estonia$15,5601,024
Latvia$14,8431,088
Lithuania$11,0972,159
Iceland1$6,9752,614
APAC# ReleasesLifetime GrossRank
Japan$7,615,8621,233
Australia2$3,527,4701,369
South Korea$894,8142,312
New Zealand1$662,6281,030
Thailand$527,598948
Taiwan$468,4441,035
Philippines$450,766841
Hong Kong$354,0741,856
Singapore$218,7081,528
Indonesia$158,756798
Malaysia$156,4191,624
India$115,9551,588
LATAM# ReleasesLifetime GrossRank
Brazil$1,235,1301,414
Mexico$1,031,7972,135
Argentina$543,2111,165
Chile$480,424650
Colombia$330,3961,110
Puerto Rico$266,850147
Central America+$263,579133
Peru$242,3261,083
Dominican Republic$100,00092
Venezuela$92,2851,548
Lesser Antilles$44,965131
Bolivia$43,644969
Uruguay$38,8821,197
Jamaica$12,701230
Paraguay$8,815395
Detailed breakdowns are not available for some areas.