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The Abyss (1989)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $54,243,125Details
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  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,458 $54,243,125
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,301-2,400) 2,350 $54,243,125

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.


Movie Details

Production Budget:$70,000,000
Domestic Releases: August 9th, 1989 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for language and some scenes of action (Special Edition)
Running Time: 140 minutes
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Keywords: Underwater, First Contact, Cold War
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Action
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Companies: 20th Century Fox
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Labor Day (All Movies, 3-Day) 162 $5,532,135 Sep 1, 1989 26
Labor Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 85 $11,993,225 Sep 1, 1989 26

Cast

Ed Harris    Virgil "Bud" Brigman
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio    Lindsey Brigman
Michael Biehn    Lt. Hiram Coffey
Leo Burmester    Catfish De Vries
Todd Graff    Alan 'Hippy' Carnes
John Bedford Lloyd    Jammer Willis
J.C. Quinn    Arliss 'Sonny' Dawson
Kimberly Scott    Lisa 'One Night' Standing
Captain Kidd Brewer, Jr.    Lew Finler
George Robert Klek    Wilhite
Christopher Murphy    Schoenick
Adam Nelson    Ensign Monk
Richard Warlock    Dwight Perry
Jimmie Ray Weeks    Leland McBride
J. Kenneth Campbell    DeMarco
Ken Jenkins    Gerard Kirkhill
Chris Elliott    Bendix
Peter Ratray    Captain
Michael Beach    Barnes
Brad Sullivan    Executive
Frank Lloyd    Navigator
Phillip Darlington    Crew Member
Joseph Nemec III    Crew Member
Joe Farago    Anchorman
William Wisher    Bill Tyler

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    James Cameron
Producer    Gale Anne Hurd
Director of Photography    Mikael Salomon
Production Designer    Leslie Dilley
Composer    Alan Silvestri
Assistant Director    Robin Oliver
Assistant Director    Stephen J. Fisher
Assistant Director    Newt Arnold
Production Manager    Charles Skouras III
Supervising Art Director    Peter Childs
Art Director    Russell Christian
Art Director    Joseph Nemec III
Set Decorator    Anne Kuljian
Underwater Photography    Al Giddings
Visual Effects Supervisor    John Bruno
Visual Effects Supervisor    Dennis Muren
Visual Effects Supervisor    Hoyt Yeatman
Visual Effects Designer    Dennis Skotak
Costume Designer    Deborah Everton
Costume Supervisor    Deena Appel
Editor    Joel Goodman
Co-Editor    Howard Smith
Co-Editor    Conrad Buff
Sound Mixer    Lee Orloff
Re-recording Mixer    Don Bassman
Re-recording Mixer    Kevin F. Cleary
Re-recording Mixer    Richard Overton
Re-recording Mixer    Kevin E. Carpenter
Supervising Sound Editor    Dody Dorn
Sound Editor    John Hoeren
Sound Editor    Peter Michael Sullivan
Sound Editor    Michael Dressel
Sound Editor    Stuart Copley
Sound Editor    Sarah Rothenberg
Sound Designer    Blake Leyh
Music Editor    Kenneth Karman
Hairstylist    Emanuel Millar
Casting Director    Howard Feuer
Stunt Coordinator    Richard Warlock

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1989/08/11 2 $9,319,797   1,533 $6,079   $13,027,411 1
1989/08/18 3 $7,213,102 -23% 1,538 $4,690   $24,745,404 2
1989/08/25 3 $4,734,287 -34% 1,525 $3,104   $32,963,185 3
1989/09/01 3 $5,532,135 +17% 1,532 $3,611   $40,726,991 4
1989/09/08 5 $2,865,779 -48% 1,498 $1,913   $44,540,211 5
1989/09/15 7 $2,150,879 -25% 1,361 $1,580   $47,594,385 6
1989/09/22 8 $1,512,309 -30% 1,176 $1,286   $49,710,458 7

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1989/08/11 2 $13,824,688   1,533 $9,018   $17,532,302 2
1989/08/18 3 $10,696,596 -23% 1,538 $6,955   $28,228,898 3
1989/08/25 3 $6,965,958 -35% 1,525 $4,568   $35,194,856 4
1989/09/01 3 $6,479,576 -7% 1,532 $4,229   $41,674,432 5
1989/09/08 5 $3,769,074 -42% 1,498 $2,516   $45,443,506 6
1989/09/15 7 $2,754,643 -27% 1,361 $2,024   $48,198,149 7