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Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back A U film should be suitable for audiences aged four years and over, although it is impossible to predict what might upset any particular child.

U films should be set within a positive framework and should offer reassuring counterbalances to any violence, threat or horror. If a work is particularly suitable for pre-school children, this will be indicated in the ratings info.

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1980
 124 minutes (2 hours 04 minutes)
UK release date Released: 21st May 1980  |  BBFC Age Rating:  U
US release date Released: 20th June 1980  |  MPAA Age Rating:  Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back PG age rating 
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

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Starring

Actor
Character
Luke Skywalker
Princess Leia
Billy Dee Williams
Lando Calrissian
David Prowse
Darth Vader
Peter Mayhew
Chewbacca
Kenny Baker
R2-D2
Frank Oz
Yoda
Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi
Jeremy Bulloch
Boba Fett
John Hollis
Lando's Aide
Jack Purvis
Chief Ugnaught
Des Webb
Snow Creature
Clive Revill
Emperor
Kenneth Colley
Admiral Piett
Julian Glover
General Veers
Michael Sheard
Admiral Ozzel
Michael Culver
Captain Needa
John Dicks
Imperial Officer
Milton Johns
Imperial Officer
Mark Jones
Imperial Officer
Oliver Maguire
Imperial Officer
Robin Scobey
Imperial Officer
Bruce Boa
Rebel Force General Rieekan
Christopher Malcolm
Rebel Force Zev (Rogue 2)
Denis Lawson
Rebel Force Wedge (Rogue 3)
Richard Oldfield
Rebel Force Hobbie (Rogue 4)
John Morton
Rebel Force Dak (Luke's Gunner)
Ian Liston
Rebel Force Janson (Wedge's Gunner)
John Ratzenberger
Rebel Force Major Derlin
Jack McKenzie
Rebel Force Deck Lieutenant
Jerry Harte
Rebel Force Head Controller
Norman Chancer
Other Rebel Officer
Norwich Duff
Other Rebel Officer
Ray Hassett
Other Rebel Officer
Brigitte Kahn
Other Rebel Officer
Burnell Tucker
Other Rebel Officer
Bob Anderson
Imperial Officer
Alan Austen
Stormtrooper
Lightning Bear
Stormtrooper
Richard Bonehill
Stormtrooper / Snowtrooper / Rebel Soldier / Tauntaun Handler
Stephen Buchanan
Holographic Officer
Chris Bunn
Stormtrooper
Mercedes Burleigh
Female Hoth Control Room Tech
Jane Busby
Ugnaught
Maurice Bush
Dengar
Trevor Butterfield
Imperial Officer / Stormtrooper
John Cannon
Holographic Imperial Officer
Mark Capri
Officer M'kae (Captain Needa's Communications Officer)
Tony Clarkin
Storm Trooper
Shaun Curry
Hoth Rebel Commander
Martin Dew
Cloud City Guard
Peter Diamond
Snowtrooper Gunner
Jim Dowdall
Bespin Guard in Cell
Ian Durrant
Stormtrooper / Hoth Rebel
Marjorie Eaton
Emperor
Mike Edmonds
Ugnaught
Tom Egeland
Hoth Trooper
Stephanie English
Hoth Rebel Technician
Stuart Fell
Snowtrooper
Tom Flood
Imperial Officer
Alan Flyng
Stormtrooper
Michael A. Frandy
Imperial Shuttle Mechanic
Patrick Ginter
Stormtrooper / Commander Desanne
Alan Harris
Bossk / Bespin Security Guard
Walter Henry
Rebel Technician on Hoth
Susie Hudson
Bespin Woman
Paul Jerricho
AT-AT Driver
Joe Johnston
Captain Shawn Valdez - Hoth Rebel
James Earl Jones
Darth Vader
Arve Juritzen
Rebel Soldier
Paul Klein
IG-88 (Bounty Hunter Droid)
Emperor (2004 DVD version)
Mac McDonald
Rebel Pilot
Ralph McQuarrie
General McQuarrie
Steve Meek
Stormtrooper / Chewbacca / Treva Horme / Solomahal
Temuera Morrison
Boba Fett (2004 DVD version)
Ralph G. Morse
Stormtrooper / Imperial Comms Officer / Rebel Soldier
Cathy Munroe
Zuckuss / Wiokettle
C. Andrew Nelson
Darth Vader (special edition)
Chris Parsons
4-LOM / K-3PO / Stormtrooper
Quentin Pierre
Edian - Bespin Guard arresting Storm Troopers
Mike Reynell
Imperial Officer
Terry Richards
Wampa
Doug Robinson
Snowtrooper
Peter Ross-Murray
Stormtrooper
Peter Roy
Snowtrooper
Richard Sidoli
Rebel Soldier
Tony Smart
Snowtrooper
David Stone
X-Wing Pilot
Alan Swaden
Hoth Rebel
Marolyn Turk
Hoth Rebel
Harold Weed
Wampa (special edition)
Treat Williams
Echo Base Trooper
Jason Wingreen
Boba Fett
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Top Grossing Movie Chart Position
UK total gross
£23,028,986
212
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
213

US total gross
$292,753,960
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Global total gross
$550,992,836
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UK Age Rating
UK BBFC Certificate: U
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UK Box Office Release Breakdown
UK release date:

Highest chart position: 1

Weeks on box office: 47

UK Box Office Chart History
Date
Place
Week
Total
1N
£4,925,796
£4,925,796
1▲▼
£1,838,162
£6,763,958
1▲▼
£1,294,358
£8,058,316
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£1,125,796
£9,184,112
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£1,022,538
£10,206,650
1▲▼
£972,151
£11,178,801
1▲▼
£861,342
£12,040,143
1▲▼
£579,197
£12,619,340
1▲▼
£375,265
£12,994,605
3
£150,810
£13,145,415
2
£88,429
£13,233,844
3
£75,796
£13,309,640
3▲▼
£63,162
£13,372,802
2
£37,898
£13,410,700
2▲▼
£50,531
£13,461,231
1
£25,266
£13,486,497
4
£12,633
£13,499,130
6
£10,420
£13,509,550
1
£1,550,000
£15,059,550
4
£850,000
£15,909,550
4▲▼
£450,000
£16,359,550
10
£150,000
£16,509,550
8
£304,115
£16,813,665
7
£261,525
£17,175,890
9
£284,590
£17,564,415
5
£275,875
£17,924,565
7
£293,275
£18,302,765
7▲▼
£287,225
£18,696,840
11
£303,625
£19,108,940
9
£304,900
£19,519,015
8
£295,275
£19,906,265
8▲▼
£261,750
£20,262,490
12
£289,000
£20,635,655
12▲▼
£278,575
£21,017,135
12▲▼
£274,625
£21,377,805
11
£262,425
£21,709,615
9
£254,125
£22,019,955
7
£281,600
£22,381,695
8
£294,775
£22,825,910
1
£50,406
£22,876,316
2
£33,343
£22,909,659
6
£20,259
£22,929,918
4
£31,136
£22,961,054
5
£27,617
£22,988,671
14
£12,116
£23,000,787
11
£28,199
£23,028,986
14
£531
£7,677,912
Box Office Gross Flow
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With cinemas in the US having a hard time with a mixture of closures and re-openings in different states not to mention the lack of big new releases its good to see a new number 1 movie and one starring a big name.

Robert De Niro stars in the kids movie The War With Grandpa which quite easily tops the US box office this weekend pushing Tenet down to the runner up spot.

With no big blockbuster movies hitting cinemas until Christmas there is a chance we could see a lot of yo-yo'ing on the box office iver the coming weeks, and a ot of smaller independent movies doing better than expected.

Here is this weeks US box office Quickview.

  • Number 1 - War With Grandpa (1st Week)
  • Highest debut - War With Grandpa (@1)
  • Longest run - Unhinged (9 weeks)
  • Highest total gross - Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back ($292,674,960)

Here is the US box office top 5 breakdown 9th - 11th October 2020

The War With Grandpa

Director Tim Hill's new movie gets released during a period when there is very little in the way of competition and coupled with its high profile star Robert De Niro the movie takes over at the top with a weekend gross of $3.6 Million.

The movie is squarely aimed at children and time will tell if it has enough for a long run at the top and with Tenet a continuous threat to reclaim the top and a new Liam Neeson action movie out this weekend it could be a short spell.

Tenet

Christopher Nolans mind bending movie falls from the top after 5 weeks with a weekend gross of $2.1 Million this weekend, 22% down from last weekend.

This gives the movie a 6 week total gross of $48.3 Million and is by a wide margin the top movie of recent months despite the fact it is being seen as a flop, but during the current time of closures what is a decent gross.

Hocus Pocus

Hocus Pocus

The 27 year old Halloween favourite drop to number 3 this weekend with $1.1 Million, the movie has now taken $42.6 Million since its release in 1993.

This weekends gross is 40% down from last weeeknd.

The New Mutants

The mutant movie from Disney starring Maisie Williams falls to number 3 this weekend with $685K, 34% down from last weekend, taking its gross to $21.9 Million after 7 weeks of release.

Unhinged

Falling to number 5 this weekend is the Russell Crowe starring movie which takes $660K this weekend, 22% down from last weekend, for a very nice $19.3 Million over 9 weeks of release.

With Tom hanks starring as an astronaut in a rocket that goes drastically wrong, the ITV drama about a big stately home goes to the big screen and some people try to climb the biggest mountain in the world, what were some of the highlights over the last 30 years at the UK box office?

Each week we present a rundown of the UK box office chart headlines on this same week from last year to 1990.

A year ago (2019)

No.1 movie:
Downton Abbey which had been at the top for 3 weeks.

Highest debut:
Ready Or Not directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett and starring Samara Weaving and Adam Brody which entered the box office at number 4.

Longest run:
Casino Royale which had been on the box office for 30 weeks.

Top total grossing:
The Lion King which had taken £74.9 Million after 11 weeks of release.

Five years ago (2015)

No.1 movie:
Everest which had been at the top for 2 weeks.

Highest debut:
Miss You Already directed by Catherine Hardwicke and starring Drew Barrymore and Toni Collette which entered the box office at number 4.

Longest run:
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back which had been on the box office for 39 weeks.

Top total grossing:
Minions which had taken £46.3 Million after 13 weeks of release.

Ten years ago (2010)

No.1 movie:
The Other Guys which had been at the top for 2 weeks.

Highest debut:
Eat Pray Love directed by Ryan Murphy and starring Julia Roberts and I. Gusti Ayu Puspawati which entered the box office at number 2.

Longest run:
Inception which had been on the box office for 11 weeks.

Top total grossing:
Toy Story 3 which had taken £72.4 Million after 10 weeks of release.

Fifteen years ago (2005)

No.1 movie:
Pride And Prejudice which had been at the top for 2 weeks.

Highest debut:
Revolver directed by Guy Ritchie and starring Jason Statham and Ray Liotta which entered the box office at number 2.

Longest run:
Charlie And The Chocolate Factory which had been on the box office for 9 weeks.

Top total grossing:
Green Street Hooligans which had taken £1.2 Million after 3 weeks of release.

Twenty years ago (2000)

No. 1 and highest debut:
Me, Myself & Irene starring Jim Carrey and Renée Zellweger and directed by Bobby Farrelly

No. 1 and top total grossing:
Gladiator which had taken £30.9 Million over 19 weeks of release.

Twenty five years ago (1995)

No. 1 and highest debut:
Apollo 13 starring Tom Hanks and Bill Paxton and directed by Ron Howard

Longest run:
Judge Dredd which had been on the box office for 10 weeks.

Top total grossing:
Waterworld which had taken £10.2 Million after 7 weeks of release.

Thirty years ago (1990)

No. 1 and highest debut:
Presumed Innocent starring Harrison Ford and Brian Dennehy and directed by Alan J. Pakula

Longest run:
Gremlins 2: The New Batch which had been on the box office for 10 weeks.

Top total grossing:
Days Of Thunder which had taken £8.3 Million after 10 weeks of release.

As cinema doors remain closed and those which do open are have very limit capacity the need for a big hit is groweing ever more evident as Tenet remains at the top of the US box office for a 4th weekend.

There was a major shift in release dates last week with many Marvel film moving to 2021 and it looks like the next big hit will be the Bond movie No Time To Die in mid November, unless that moves as well!

With little to excite consumers here is the mini breakdown of the US box office.

  • Number 1 - Tenet
  • Highest debut - Break The Silence: The Movie (@3)
  • Longest run - Unhinged (7 Weeks)
  • Highest total gross - Tenet ($41,200,000)

Here is the top 5 breakdown weekend 25th - 27th September 2020.

Tenet

Christopher Nolan's movie that should have saved cinema after the COVID-19 shutdown spends a 4th weekend at the top with its latest gross of $3.4 Million, 28% down from last weekend.

The movie has now taken a quite reasonable $41.2 Million and should go over $50 quite easily, and if it can keep going into December maybe even $60 Million.

The New Mutants

Still doing well in the current climate is ill fated Disney mutant movie which remains at number 2 this weekend with $1.1 Million, down 37% from last weekend.

A five week run has given the movie $19.4 Million in total grosses in the US.

Break The Silence: The Movie

Break The Silence: The Movie

South Korean pop sensation BTS bring their concert movie to the big screen this week and is the top new movie at 3 with $1 Million.

Unhinged

The movie is has the longest run on the box office this week and takes $1 Million on its 7th weekend of release.

The low budget movie has now taken $17 Million in the US and could potentially take $20 Million before it run ends.

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

Celebrating its 40th anniversary the original Star Wars sequel gets a re-release on the big screen and lands at 5 with $908K, it has grossed $292.1 Million in the US since its 1980 release.

Our weekly rundown of the weekend UK box office headlines on this week over the last 30 years.

A year ago (2019)

The number one film was Downton Abbey which had been at the top for 2 weeks.

The top new film of the week was Ad Astra directed by James Gray and starring Brad Pitt and Liv Tyler which entered the box office at number 2.

The film with the longest run was Casino Royale which had been on the box office for 29 weeks.

The top total grossing film of the week was The Lion King which had taken £74.3 Million after 10 weeks of release.

Five years ago (2015)

Also making its debut at the top was Everest starring Jason Clarke and Ang Phula Sherpa and directed by Baltasar Kormakur

The film with the longest run was Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back which had been on the box office for 38 weeks.

The top total grossing film of the week was Minions which had taken £46.3 Million after 12 weeks of release.

Ten years ago (2010)

Another film making its debut at the top was The Other Guys starring Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell and directed by Adam McKay

The film with the longest run was Inception which had been on the box office for 10 weeks.

The top total grossing film of the week was The Expendables which had taken £9.6 Million after 5 weeks of release.

Fifteen years ago (2005)

Making its debut at the top was Pride And Prejudice starring Keira Knightley and Talulah Riley and directed by Joe Wright

The longerst run on the box office and the top total grossing film was Charlie And The Chocolate Factory which had taken £36.4 Million over 8 weeks of release.

Twenty years ago (2000)

The number one film was Scary Movie which had been at the top for 2 weeks.

The top new film of the week was Shaft directed by John Singleton and starring Samuel L. Jackson and Vanessa Williams which entered the box office at number 3.

The film with the longest run was Stuart Little which had been on the box office for 12 weeks.

The top total grossing film of the week was Chicken Run which had taken £28.1 Million after 12 weeks of release.

Twenty five years ago (1995)

The number one film was Braveheart which had been at the top for 2 weeks.

The top new film of the week was The Bridges Of Madison County directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep which entered the box office at number 2.

The longerst run on the box office and the top total grossing film was Batman Forever which had taken £19.2 Million over 10 weeks of release.

Thirty years ago (1990)

Making its debut at the top was Another 48 Hrs starring Eddie Murphy and Nick Nolte and directed by Walter Hill

The film with the longest run was Gremlins 2: The New Batch which had been on the box office for 9 weeks.

The top total grossing film of the week was Days Of Thunder which had taken £8.2 Million after 9 weeks of release.

Each week we present a rundown of the UK box office chart headlines on this same week from last year to 1990.

A year ago (2019)

Making its debut at the top was Downton Abbey starring Hugh Bonneville and Jim Carter and directed by Michael Engler

The film with the longest run was Casino Royale which had been on the box office for 28 weeks.

The top total grossing film of the week was The Lion King which had taken £73.8 Million after 9 weeks of release.

Five years ago (2015)

Also making its debut at the top was Legend starring Tom Hardy and Emily Browning and directed by Brian Helgeland

The film with the longest run was Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back which had been on the box office for 37 weeks.

The top total grossing film of the week was Minions which had taken £46.2 Million after 11 weeks of release.

Ten years ago (2010)

Another film making its debut at the top was Resident Evil: Afterlife starring Milla Jovovich and Ali Larter and directed by Paul W.S. Anderson

The film with the longest run was Inception which had been on the box office for 9 weeks.

The top total grossing film of the week was Toy Story 3 which had taken £71 Million after 8 weeks of release.

Fifteen years ago (2005)

Making its debut at the top was The Longest Yard starring Adam Sandler and Chris Rock and directed by Peter Segal

The longerst run on the box office and the top total grossing film was Charlie And The Chocolate Factory which had taken £35.9 Million over 7 weeks of release.

Twenty years ago (2000)

Making its debut at the top was Scary Movie starring Anna Faris and Carmen Electra and directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans

The longerst run on the box office and the top total grossing film was Gladiator which had taken £30.6 Million over 18 weeks of release.

Twenty five years ago (1995)

Making its debut at the top was Braveheart starring Mel Gibson and Sophie Marceau and directed by Mel Gibson

The film with the longest run was Bad Boys which had been on the box office for 13 weeks.

The top total grossing film of the week was Batman Forever which had taken £18.8 Million after 9 weeks of release.

Thirty years ago (1990)

The number one film was Memphis Belle which had been at the top for 2 weeks.

The top new film of the week was Paper Mask directed by Christopher Morahan and starring Paul McGann and Amanda Donohoe which entered the box office at number 3.

The longerst run on the box office and the top total grossing film was Pretty Woman which had taken £12.2 Million over 16 weeks of release.