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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.

BBFC


 71 minutes (1 hours 11 minutes)
UK release date Released: 1st January 1970  |  BBFC Age Rating:  U
  |  MPAA Age Rating:   PG age rating 
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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
Alec Guinness
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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Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back is number 4 on the UK box office this week.

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$290,882,960
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UK Age Rating
UK BBFC Certificate: U
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UK Box Office Release Breakdown

Weeks on box office: 43

UK Box Office Chart History
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£4,925,796
£4,925,796
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£1,838,162
£6,763,958
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£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
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£972,151
£11,178,801
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£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
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As the UK box office starts to show signs of recovering fro the 3 month closure the Russel Crowe starrring Unhinged is the top new film at number 1.

It was a busy weekend for the box office as alongside the 'catalogue' re-releases there were 5 new released and the ususal spattering of older hang over movies.

Here is a break down of the top 5 movies in the UK 31st July - 2nd August 2020.

Unhinged

Russel Crowe stars in this dramatic thriller about a man who terrorises a woman after a seemingly innocent altercation, the movie takes £175.2K on its debut weekend.

Onward

Pixars latest animated movie drops to number 2 this week after 8 weeks on the box office with £58.9K which gives the film a total UK gross of £5.6 Million.

100% Wolf

100% Wolf

A new animated tale from Australia about a young boy from a werewolf family who wants to become a most fearsome creature ever.

The Alexs Stadermann directed movie takes £33.1K on its debut weekend.

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

Still holding its head high on its 40th anniversary re-release the Star Wars sequel takes £31.1K this weekend pushing its total to £22.9 Million in the UK.

The Vigil

Finally in the top 5 is this horror film directed by Keith Thomas which makes its debut on the UK box office with £30.3K.

With cinemas in the UK opening very slowly, and with little in the shape of new releases Pixar's Onward goes back to the top of the box office replacing the 40 year old The Empire Strikes Back.

Here is a rundown of the top 6 movies 17th - 19th July 2020

Onward

It gave up the number 1 spot last weekend to allow the Star Wars sequel a week of glory but the Pixar movie goes back to the top this week with £49.2K.

The movie has seen 6 weeks on the box office now and has a total UK gross of £5.4 Million.

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

After making a glorious return to the top of the box office (I wonder if it would have done it under normal circumstances?) and the Star Wars sequel falls to number 2 this week with £33.3K.

The movie has now spent 41 weeks on the box office and taken £22.9 Million.

Trolls World Tour

The animated sequel is at number 3 this week with £23.4K for a £115.3K over 3 weeks.

Black Water: Abyss

Highest new film last week falls to number 4 this week with £16K and a £60K total.

Dirty Dancing

30 years on and the popular dance movie is at number 5 this week with £14.3K, with 15 weeks on the chart over that time the movie has taken a total of £3.9 Million.

Dreambuilders

Dreambuilders

Highest new film of the week is an animated feature at number 6, directed by Kim Hagen Jensen and Tonni Zinck the movie takes £12.4K on its debut weekend.

With the spike in COVID-19 cases in the US climbing higher than ever most states have decided to delay the opening of movie theatres so there is still no official chart and drive-ins are still a majority of the takings.

With that said the top film, for the second weekend running, is a classic re-release, this time it is the Star Wars sequel which is celebrating 40 years this year.

Here is a rundown of the top 5 film in the US 10th - 12th July 2020.

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

First released back in 1980 the highly praised sequel, which to this day and 11 movies is still considered the best movie in the Star Wars world, hits the top of the box office again.

The movie takes $611K from its 611 theatre count, the movie has made ove $200 Million since release.

Black Panther

Getting another shot at a cinema release after its successful 2018 cinema run the Marvel movie takes $367K which boosts its US gross to just over $700 Million.

Inside Out~2015

Inside Out

Pixars 2015 movie about the inner workings of the mind is at 3 this week with $340K and a $356 Million total.

Jurassic Park

Another re-released movie hitting the movie theatre is the 1993 mega smash from Steven Spielberg which amazingly still holds up nearly 30 years later.

The movie takes $224K which pushes its total gross to $405.1 Million.

The Goonies

Rounding out the top 5 is another classic movie this time from 1985 which takes $215K over the weekend to push its total US gross to $66.2 Million.

With cinemas slowly going back to normal in the UK 20th Century Fox (Disney) re-release The Empire Strikes Back on its 40th anniversary and it goes to the top of the chart.

There is a single new release in the shape of Black Water: Abyss at number 3.

Here is a rundown of this weeks top 5 movies in the UK.

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

Celebrating its 40th year of release the Star Wars sequel hits the top of the box office with a weekend £50.4K.

After this many years, multiple re-releases including the special edition in 1997 and the Secret Cinema in 2015 the movie has spent 40 weeks on the chart and taken £22.8 Million.

Onward

Falling to number 2 this week after being the first number one of the re-opening, Pixars latest movie takes £35K pushing its total to £5.3 Million after 5 weeks on the chart.

Black Water: Abyss

Black Water: Abyss

First new release in some months is this horror movie directed by Andrew Traucki which land at number 3 with a weekend take of £28k.

Trolls World Tour

Falling to number 4 this week is the controversial sequel with takes £19K on its second weekend, the movies total box office gross is £64.8K.

Dirty Dancing

The 33 year old favourite starring Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze is on re-release to encourage people back to cinemas and this week is at 5 with £15K for a total of £3.9 Million after 14 weeks on the chart, not consecutively!

As cinemas reopen the big new films will be a while before they are released, so studios are re-releasing classic movies, and on its 40th Anniversary the BBFC have reclassified the movie a PG.

The movie, released in 1980, has been a U age rating, even on its many home entertainment released and cinema rereleased.

As guidelines the BBFC uses have changed the British classification body has reclassified the movie a PG.

PG Certificate

At the moment Star Wars and Star Wars: The Return Of The Jedi are still U rated, but to be fair Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back has always been the darkest movie, and the nightmare cave scene and the hand cutting off scene MAY justify the new rating.

The movie is rereleased when UK cinemas reopen on July 4th, and as the 27 year old Jurassic park is currently the top movie in America who knows what will happen to the UK box office in a couple of weeks.