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12/06/1981 "Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark" is first released

Raiders of the Lost Ark is a 1981 American action adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg. It opened at #14 and grossed $1,673,731 from 267 theaters during its opening weekend. In total, the IMAX release grossed $3,125,613 domestically. The film, made on an $18 million budget, grossed $384 million worldwide throughout its theatrical releases.


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