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Aliens (1986)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $85,160,248Details
International Box Office $98,156,207
Worldwide Box Office $183,316,455
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  4. Video Sales
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  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
98% - Certified Fresh
94% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$17,000,000
Domestic Releases: July 18th, 1986 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
Video Release: June 24th, 1993 by Fox Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R
Franchise: Alien
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Keywords: Corporate Malfeasance, Parasite
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction


Bill Paxton    Pvt. W. Hudson
   Ellen Ripley
Michael Biehn    Corporal Dwayne Hicks
Lance Henriksen    Bishop
Mark Rolston    Pvt. Drake
Jenette Goldstein    Pvt. Vasquez
Paul Reiser    Carter J. Burke
Carrie Henn    Rebecca 'Newt' Jorden
William Hope    Lt. Gorman
Al Matthews    Sgt. Apone

Production and Technical Credits

Composer    James Horner
Screenwriter    James Cameron

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2010 - Holiday Gift Guide - Part II

December 2nd, 2010

Christmas shopping season is in full swing and this week we have the second part of our Holiday Gift Guide. Last week, Part I talked about big first run releases, while this week we look at box sets and TV on DVD releases. When it comes to the latter, this list is limited to Full Series Megasets and the first season of shows that made their home market debut this year, mostly. This is because when it comes to full season sets from the middle of a show's run, they don't really make good gifts, unless the person is already collecting the series. "Here's season three of a great show. You'll have to buy the first two yourself and get caught up before watching this one." Anyhoo, there are still plenty of releases worth giving as gifts this season, starting with... More...

Featured Blu-ray Review: Alien Anthology

November 4th, 2010

It has been just over 30 years since the first Alien hit theaters and around seven years since the franchise Box Set came out on DVD. Because these films have been released, and re-released, and then released again, this review will be less about the movies, and more about the Blu-ray and whether or not it is worth the upgrade. More...

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Daily Box Office Performance

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1986/07/18 1 $10,052,042   1,437 $6,995   $10,052,042 3
1986/07/25 1 $8,640,292 -14% 1,454 $5,942   $25,070,095 10
1986/08/01 1 $7,060,101 -18% 1,453 $4,859   $37,314,946 17
1986/08/08 1 $5,779,352 -18% 1,395 $4,143   $47,312,167 24
1986/08/15 3 $4,303,173 -26% 1,302 $3,305   $55,001,488 31
1986/08/22 3 $3,371,670 -22% 1,280 $2,634   $60,977,693 38
1986/08/29 5 $3,586,256 +6% 1,249 $2,871   $66,354,475 45
1986/09/05 5 $2,114,578 -41% 1,165 $1,815   $69,274,605 52
1986/09/12 5 $1,636,417 -23% 1,063 $1,539   $71,650,757 59
1986/09/19 6 $1,461,468 -11% 1,040 $1,405   $73,682,234 66
1986/09/26 9 $1,042,070 -29% 924 $1,128   $75,201,373 73

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
5/15/2011819,641 19,641$294,425$294,425934

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