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 (53.1%)
International (46.9%)
Summary Details
Domestic DistributorTwentieth Century Fox
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Domestic Opening$4,910,483
Earliest Release DateMay 21, 1980 (Domestic)
Running Time2 hr 4 min
GenresAction Adventure Fantasy Sci-Fi
Release GroupRolloutMarketsDomesticInternationalWorldwide
Original ReleaseMay 21, 1980Domestic$209,398,025$190,685,234$400,083,259
1982 Re-releaseNovember 19, 1982Domestic$13,276,241$13,276,241
1997 Special EditionFebruary 21-October 10, 199760 markets$67,597,694$57,232,766$124,830,460
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$614,080$3,096,080
Multi-Title Release Group
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