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"First Contact" Movies

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Movies about the first time humans make contact with alien intelligence.

Release DateTitleOpening WeekendDomestic Box OfficeWorldwide Box OfficeProduction Budget
4/2/1968 2001: A Space Odyssey   $56,700,000 $68,700,000 $10,500,000
5/28/1976 The Man Who Fell to Earth   $89,026 $162,174  
11/16/1977 Close Encounters of the Third Kind   $169,100,479 $340,800,479 $20,000,000
6/11/1982 ET: The Extra-Terrestrial $11,911,430 $435,110,554 $792,965,326 $10,500,000
12/14/1984 Starman $2,872,022 $28,700,000 $28,700,000  
6/21/1985 Cocoon $7,936,427 $76,257,348 $76,257,348  
7/30/1986 Flight of the Navigator $3,115,097 $18,564,613 $18,564,613  
10/7/1988 Alien Nation $8,421,429 $25,216,243 $25,216,243  
8/9/1989 The Abyss $9,319,797 $54,243,125 $54,243,125 $70,000,000
11/22/1996 Star Trek: First Contact $30,716,131 $92,027,888 $150,000,000 $46,000,000
12/13/1996 Mars Attacks! $9,384,272 $37,771,017 $101,371,017 $80,000,000
7/11/1997 Contact $20,584,908 $100,920,329 $165,900,000 $90,000,000
3/4/2003 The Day the Earth Stood Still   $3,700,000 $3,700,000 $1,200,000
12/12/2008 The Day the Earth Stood Still $30,480,153 $79,366,978 $233,066,978 $80,000,000
8/14/2009 District 9 $37,354,308 $115,646,235 $212,453,431 $30,000,000
6/10/2011 Super 8 $35,451,168 $127,004,179 $257,972,745 $50,000,000
11/11/2016 Arrival $24,074,047 $100,546,139 $203,178,872 $47,000,000

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