Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

In 1936, archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before Adolf Hitler's Nazis can obtain its deadly powers.

All Releases

Domestic (63.6%)
$248,159,971
International (36.4%)
$141,973,241
Worldwide
$390,133,212
Summary Details
Domestic DistributorParamount Pictures
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Domestic Opening$8,305,823
Budget$18,000,000
Earliest Release DateJune 12, 1981 (Domestic)
MPAAPG
Running Time1 hr 55 min
GenresAction Adventure
Release GroupDateMarketsDomesticInternationalWorldwide
Original ReleaseJune 12, 1981Domestic$212,222,025$141,766,000$353,988,025
1982 Re-releaseJuly 16, 1982Domestic$21,437,879$21,437,879
1983 Re-releaseMarch 25, 1983Domestic$11,374,454$11,374,454
2012 IMAX ReleaseSeptember 7-21, 2012EMEA, Domestic$3,125,613$207,241$3,332,854