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This ‘Star Wars’ film just topped the box office for the first time in 23 years

The coronavirus pandemic has put ‘Empire Strikes back’ in theaters

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“Star Wars: Episode V — The Empire Strikes Back” scene onscreen.

“Star Wars: Episode V — The Empire Strikes Back” scene onscreen.

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“Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back”topped the U.S box office once again, reaching the top spot for the first time in more than two decades.

What’s happening:

  • “Empire Strikes Back”topped the box office for the first time in 23 years.
  • In 1997, the rereleased version of the film led the box office standings.
  • This is only the third time that “Empire Strikes Back” reached the top of the box office.
  • According toDeadline, the film made $175,000 from 483 different open locations in the United States. The film likely earned $210,000 from the last five days.

It’s another Disney summer

  • Disney may have delayed the opening of “Mulan” and “Black Widow” — but the company has still led the box office. In fact, “Empire Strikes Back” topped the list, with “Black Panther” right behind and “Inside Out” at the third spot from over the weekend, according to Deadline.

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