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Star Wars sequel began to hit theaters in 2015, we’ve become accustomed to being seeing the franchise to top the box office. However, this weekend, it wasn’t The Rise of Skywalker that had been fans heading to the movies. An older Star Wars film was the number one movie in the United States, which is a pretty momentous event for the newest generation of the series fans.

It isn’t the first time since the movie original run that it’s become a box office hit. It was been re-released in theaters in the United States in 1982 and in select European countries in 2015. In 1997, a special edition of The Empire Strikes Back was being released, which grossed over $124 million worldwide. That’s considerably more than what this latest run will be brought in but, you know it’s a very different time.

The Film was be selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the National Film Registry in 2010. The reissuing of the film, as well as several other classical or audience favorite, is a measure that many theaters are be using to be generated income as the COVID-19 Pandemic ranges across the globe. Other films are now popular at pop-up-drive including Jaws Ghostbusters and Jurassic Park. A handful of new titles are be continuing to open at drive-in venus and select theaters as well as VOD or streaming, however, they including the new horror movie Relic, which hit screens this weekend.


The film has to be grossed a total of $175,000 so far at 483 locations, than they originally will be reported, and is estimated to the end weekend in the $400,000 to $500,000 range. They directed by Irvin Kershner with executive production from George Lucas. The Empire Strikes Back has not to be had a box office lead since it is reissued in February 1997. The lead brings the movie overall groos in the U.S.A. to $290.4 million, with its five-day gross standing at $21,1980, Empire Strikes Back nabbed the No.1 box office spot stateside for the eight weekends and they earned $547 million of the worldwide, making it the highest-grossing film of the year.

In fact, Disney can boast the top three spots at the box office this weekend, with 20th Marvel/Disney Studio’s Empire at the No.1, Marvel’s Black Panther at No.2 with an estimated $110k at 336 sites yesterday, and then the Pixar’s 2015 Oscar winner Inside Out with $106K at 316. We’ll be updating you on their 3-days industry figure on Monday.


At a talk about the last weekend, after California Governor Gavin Newsom’s order to close to beaches, dine-in restaurants, bars, and wine tasting rooms in 19 countries, that the order took its toll on ten hard-top theaters that were be scheduled to reopen. The Studio Movie Grill in Simi Vally, CA, would have been repped the closet cinema to LA to reopen. The Cinema while is located in Ventura country. To stay, afloat, the cinema is been providing take out food service for customers. It will reopen fully toward the end of the July Month.