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Star Wars: Return of the Jedi 1983

Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
1983
 131 minutes (2 hrs 11 mins)
Cast and Director

Directed by

Richard Marquand
Release dates
UK release date UK release: 2nd June 1983
US release date US release: 25th May 1983
Canada release date Canada release: 25th May 1983
Box Office Quickview

UK box office

  • Debut box office: 3rd Jun '83
  • Debut position: 1
  • Highest position: 1
  • Debut gross: £4.9 Million
  • Total chart weeks: 16

US box office

  • Box Office debut: 27th May '83
  • Debut position: 1
  • Highest position: 1
  • Debut gross: $30.5 Million
  • Total chart weeks: 47
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Certificates

U age rating

Star Wars: Return of the Jedi PG age rating 

PG

12

UA

13+

AL
Total grosses
UK total gross
United Kingdom Flag  £12.3 Million
US total gross
United States Flag  $309.3 Million
Global total gross
Global Flag  $475.1 Million
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Last viewed:
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Historical Charts A year ago
Captain America: Civil War from Marvel was the top new film of the week, it knocked The Jungle Book from Disney from the top.

Five years ago
Avengers Assemble from Marvel took over at the top, it knocked Salmon Fishing In The Yemen down to number 2.

Ten years ago
Next starring Nicholas Cage was new at the top, it knocked Wild Hogs down to number 2 after a couple of weeks at the top.

Fifteen years ago
About A Boy starring Hugh Grant and Nicholas Holt was the top new film of the week making its debut at the top, it knocked Bend It Like Beckham to number 2.

Twenty years ago
Finishing off the release of Star Wars Special Editions Star Wars: Return of The Jedi made its debut at the top, it knocked Scream down to 2.

Twenty five years ago
Staying at the top was The Hand The Rocks The Cradle for a second weekend while Denzel Washington starred in the top new film Ricochet at number 3.

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