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An American Werewolf in London (1981)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $31,973,249Details
International Box Office $30,000,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $61,973,249
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  1. Summary
  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 2,452 $31,973,249
All Time International Box Office 2,025 $30,000,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office 2,100 $61,973,249

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


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: August 21st, 1981 (Wide) by Universal
Video Release: September 18th, 2001 by Universal Home Entertainment
Franchise: American Werewolf
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Keywords: Monster, Werewolf, Visual Effects, London, Vacation
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Horror
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 2,026 $641,105 Sep 25, 1981 38
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 1,885 $1,400,000 Sep 18, 1981 31
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 2,199 $1,960,000 Sep 11, 1981 24
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 2,024 $3,561,460 Sep 4, 1981 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 2,803 $3,500,000 Aug 28, 1981 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 3,394 $3,786,512 Aug 21, 1981 3
Never No. 1 Domestic 1,258 $31,973,249 Aug 21, 1981 0

Cast

Frank Oz    Mr. Collins/Miss Piggy
John Landis    Man being smashed into a window
Griffin Dunne    Jack Goodman
Rick Mayall    2nd Chess Player
David Naughton    David Kessler
Jenny Agutter    Nurse Alex Price
David Schofield    Darts player

Production and Technical Credits

Director   

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1981/08/21 2 $3,786,512   870 $4,352   $3,786,512 3
1981/08/28 2 $3,500,000 -8% 750 $4,667   $8,986,245 10
1981/09/04 3 $3,561,460 +2% 825 $4,317   $14,500,000 17
1981/09/11 3 $1,960,000 -45% 767 $2,555   $17,220,287 24
1981/09/18 6 $1,400,000 -29% 544 $2,574   $19,223,249 31
1981/09/25 10 $641,105 -54% 305 $2,102   $20,445,527 38

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1981/08/21 2 $5,486,245   870 $6,306   $5,486,245 7
1981/08/28 2 $5,452,295 -1% 750 $7,270   $10,938,540 14
1981/09/04 3 $4,321,747 -21% 825 $5,238   $15,260,287 21
1981/09/11 4 $2,562,962 -41% 767 $3,342   $17,823,249 28
1981/09/18 5 $1,981,173 -23% 544 $3,642   $19,804,422 35