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Apocalypse Now (1979)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $78,800,000Details
International Box Office $2,450,488
Worldwide Box Office $81,250,488
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $3,520,141 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $4,758,347 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $8,278,488
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  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
97% - Certified Fresh
Audience
94% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$31,500,000
Domestic Releases: August 15th, 1979 (Wide) by United Artists
Video Release: December 7th, 1992 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment
August 15th, 2006 by Paramount Home Video, released as Apocalypse Now - The Complete Dossier
MPAA Rating: R for disturbing violent images, language, sexual content and some drug use. (2001 director's cut)
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Keywords: Vietnam War, War
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Action
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,930 $118,558 Aug 17, 1979 5

Cast

   Captain Benjamin L. Willard
Marlon Brando    Col. Walter E. Kurtz
Robert Duvall    Lt. Col. William 'Bill' Kilgore
Jack Thibeau    Soldier in Trench
Francis Ford Coppola    Director of TV Crew
Sam Bottoms    Gunner's Mate 3rd Class (GM3) Lance B. Johnson
Albert Hall    Chief Quartermaster (QMC) Phillips
Frederic Forrest    Engineman 2nd Class (EN2) Jay Hicks/'Chef'
R. Lee Ermey    Eagle Thrust Seven Helicopter Pilot
Colleen Camp    Terri Turee
Laurence Fishburne    Gunner's Mate 3rd Class Tyrone Miller/Mr.Clean
Scott Glenn    Captain Richard Colby
Dennis Hopper    Photo Journalist
Harrison Ford    Col. G. Lucas

Production and Technical Credits

Director   

DVD Sales: Dragons Prey on New Releases

November 2nd, 2010

New releases failed to make much of an impact on this week's DVD sales chart with only one placing in the top five and only two or three others in the top 30. This left How to Train Your Dragon on top with an easy win at 1.42 million units for the week. This gives it totals of 3.29 million / $70.40 million in consumer spending at retail, which makes it the third-best-selling DVD for any 2010 theatrical release and the eighth-best-selling DVD of the year. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for October 19th, 2010

October 18th, 2010

There's a bit of a lull in activity on the home market this week, at least in terms of big sellers. The best selling release is Predators and while I recommend picking up the Blu-ray, the movie barely made $50 million at the box office, so I have realistic expectations regarding its sales potential. Meanwhile, the Pick of the Week is a classic from 1975, The Rocky Horror Picture Show - 35th Anniversary Blu-ray. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1979/08/17 5 $118,558   3 $39,519   $322,489 5

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
8/20/20062146,727 46,727$606,984$606,9841

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
10/24/2010824,133 24,133$508,478$508,478219
10/31/2010158,985-63% 33,118$188,405$696,883220