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An American Werewolf in London (1981)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $31,973,249Details
International Box Office $30,000,000
Worldwide Box Office $61,973,249
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  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
89% - Certified Fresh
Audience
85% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: August 21st, 1981 (Wide) by Universal
Franchise: American Werewolf
Comparisons: vs. Eddie: The Sleepwalking Cannibal
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Keywords: Monster, Werewolf
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Horror
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,977 $641,105 Sep 25, 1981 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,836 $1,400,000 Sep 18, 1981 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,141 $1,960,000 Sep 11, 1981 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,966 $3,561,460 Sep 4, 1981 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,727 $3,500,000 Aug 28, 1981 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,311 $3,786,512 Aug 21, 1981 3

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

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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