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The Amityville Horror (1979)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $86,432,520Details
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
24% - Rotten
Audience
52% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: August 3rd, 1979 (Wide) by American International Pictures
Video Release: September 5th, 2000 by MGM Video, released as Amityville Horror, The (1979)
MPAA Rating: R for violence, disturbing images, language, brief sexuality and drug use. (edited for re-rating)
Franchise: Amityville
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Keywords: Possessed, Hauntings, Based on an UNTRUE Story
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Horror
Production Method:Live Action
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,623 $6,901,959 Aug 10, 1979 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,184 $7,843,467 Jul 27, 1979 3

Cast

   George Lutz
   Kathy Lutz
   Father Delaney
James Tolkan    Coroner
Val Avery    Sgt. Gionfriddo
Amy Wright    Jackie

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Sandor Stern
Based on the book by    Jay Anson
Composer    Lalo Schifrin
Lighting    Hal Trussell

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1979/07/27 1 $7,843,467   748 $10,486   $7,843,467 3
1979/08/03 1 $7,843,467 n/c 0     $7,843,467 3
1979/08/10 1 $6,901,959 -12% 868 $7,952   $20,156,237 10

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1979/08/03 1 $13,254,278   0     $13,254,278 7