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Back to the Future (1985)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $212,259,762Details
International Box Office $173,265,100Details
Worldwide Box Office $385,524,862
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $5,930,170 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $5,930,170
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  5. Video Sales
  6. Cast & Crew
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Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$19,000,000
Domestic Releases: July 3rd, 1985 (Wide) by Universal
International Releases: July 17th, 1987 (Wide) (South Korea)
October 21st, 2015 (Wide) (Mexico)
Video Release: February 10th, 2009 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG
Running Time: 116 minutes
Franchise: Back to the Future
Comparisons: vs. The Jungle Book
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Keywords: Time Travel
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Adventure
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Companies: Amblin Entertainment
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 33rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 16 $613,870 Feb 14, 1986 229
Fastest Movies to Earn $200 Million at the Domestic Box Office 167 $200,132,594 Feb 14, 1986 229
Biggest 32nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 19 $594,510 Feb 7, 1986 222
Biggest 31st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 22 $610,500 Jan 31, 1986 215
Biggest 30th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 13 $885,194 Jan 24, 1986 208
Biggest 29th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 13 $1,279,134 Jan 17, 1986 201
Biggest 28th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 14 $1,250,795 Jan 10, 1986 194
Biggest 27th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 9 $1,487,514 Jan 3, 1986 187
Biggest 26th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7 $1,859,848 Dec 27, 1985 180
Biggest 25th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 24 $905,454 Dec 20, 1985 173
Biggest 24th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 40 $700,232 Dec 13, 1985 166
Biggest 23rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 38 $985,468 Dec 6, 1985 159
Biggest 22nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 9 $2,214,345 Nov 29, 1985 152
Biggest 21st Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 23 $1,719,525 Nov 22, 1985 145
Biggest 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 20 $1,947,661 Nov 15, 1985 138
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 23 $2,260,878 Nov 8, 1985 131
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 26 $2,402,312 Nov 1, 1985 124
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 38 $2,244,311 Oct 25, 1985 117
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 32 $2,881,120 Oct 18, 1985 110
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 29 $3,288,038 Oct 11, 1985 103
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 32 $3,382,658 Oct 4, 1985 96
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 27 $4,109,134 Sep 27, 1985 89
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 35 $3,924,150 Sep 20, 1985 82
Fastest Movies to Earn $150 Million at the Domestic Box Office 274 $150,200,665 Sep 20, 1985 82
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 46 $4,134,287 Sep 13, 1985 75
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 41 $5,214,465 Sep 6, 1985 68
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 9 $9,049,668 Aug 30, 1985 61
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 48 $6,754,583 Aug 23, 1985 54
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 62 $7,332,083 Aug 16, 1985 47
Fastest Movies to Earn $100 Million at the Domestic Box Office 488 $102,076,995 Aug 9, 1985 44
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 79 $8,241,309 Aug 9, 1985 40
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 144 $8,687,291 Aug 2, 1985 33
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 295 $9,489,297 Jul 26, 1985 26
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 532 $10,320,610 Jul 19, 1985 19
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 910 $50,237,618 Jul 19, 1985 19
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 970 $10,555,133 Jul 12, 1985 12
Biggest July Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 426 $11,332,134 Jul 5, 1985 5
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,616 $11,332,134 Jul 5, 1985 5
Widest Opening Weekend 3,040 1,419 Jul 5, 1985 5

Cast

   Marty McFly
Christopher Lloyd    Doc Emmett L. Brown
Crispin Glover    George Douglas McFly
Lea Thompson    Lorraine Baines
Claudia Wells    Jennifer Parker
Thomas F. Wilson    Biff Tannen
Billy Zane    Match
Wendie Jo Sperber    Linda McFly
James Tolkan    Mr. Strickland
Marc McClure    Dave McFly
Casey Siemaszko    3-D

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    Bob Gale
Producer    Neil Canton
Executive Producer    Kathleen Kennedy
Screenwriter    Robert Zemeckis
Screenwriter    Bob Gale
Cinematographer    Dean Cundey
Editor    Arthur Schmidt
Editor    Harry Keramidas
Composer    Alan Silvestri
Art Director    Lawrence G. Paull
Music Editor    Kenneth Karman
Executive Producer    Steven Spielberg

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1985/07/05 1 $11,332,134   1,419 $7,986   $14,950,134 5
1985/07/12 1 $10,555,133 -7% 1,435 $7,355   $32,580,763 12
1985/07/19 1 $10,320,610 -2% 1,436 $7,187   $50,237,618 19
1985/07/26 2 $9,489,297 -8% 1,508 $6,293   $66,662,305 26
1985/08/02 1 $8,687,291 -8% 1,516 $5,730   $81,939,179 33
1985/08/09 1 $8,241,309 -5% 1,520 $5,422   $95,961,602 40
1985/08/16 1 $7,332,083 -11% 1,506 $4,869   $109,409,078 47
1985/08/23 1 $6,754,583 -8% 1,523 $4,435   $119,819,868 54
1985/08/30 1 $9,049,668 +34% 1,550 $5,838   $132,754,418 61
1985/09/06 1 $5,214,465 -42% 1,519 $3,433   $138,482,268 68
1985/09/13 1 $4,134,287 -21% 1,472 $2,809   $145,018,950 75
1985/09/20 1 $3,924,150 -5% 1,448 $2,710   $150,200,665 82
1985/09/27 3 $4,109,134 +5% 1,439 $2,856   $155,386,500 89
1985/10/04 5 $3,382,658 -18% 1,350 $2,506   $159,616,579 96
1985/10/11 5 $3,288,038 -3% 1,265 $2,599   $163,697,727 103
1985/10/18 3 $2,881,120 -12% 1,280 $2,251   $167,098,722 110
1985/10/25 4 $2,244,311 -22% 1,288 $1,742   $170,026,643 117
1985/11/01 5 $2,402,312 +7% 1,142 $2,104   $173,052,725 124
1985/11/08 7 $2,260,878 -6% 1,038 $2,178   $175,869,057 131
1985/11/15 5 $1,947,661 -14% 1,048 $1,858   $178,466,175 138
1985/11/22 5 $1,719,525 -12% 1,025 $1,678   $180,639,509 145
1985/11/29 5 $2,214,345 +29% 1,126 $1,967   $183,758,098 152
1985/12/06 8 $985,468 -55% 898 $1,097   $185,091,551 159
1985/12/13 10 $700,232 -29% 717 $977   $186,030,955 166
1985/12/20 13 $905,454 +29% 801 $1,130   $187,167,149 173
1985/12/27 12 $1,859,848 +105% 911 $2,042   $189,933,741 180
1986/01/03 13 $1,487,514 -20% 722 $2,060   $193,144,445 187
1986/01/10 10 $1,250,795 -16% 691 $1,810   $194,844,665 194
1986/01/17 12 $1,279,134 +2% 578 $2,213   $196,481,974 201
1986/01/24 13 $885,194 -31% 601 $1,473   $197,902,294 208
1986/01/31 17 $610,500 -31% 444 $1,375   $198,629,194 215
1986/02/07 16 $594,510 -3% 399 $1,490   $199,386,704 222
1986/02/14 17 $613,870 +3% 355 $1,729   $200,132,594 229

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1985/07/03 1 $1,700,000   1,341 $1,268   $1,700,000 1
1985/07/04 1 $1,900,000 +12% 1,341 $1,417   $3,618,000 2
1985/07/05 1 $3,700,000 +95% 1,420 $2,606   $7,300,000 3
1985/07/06 1 $4,300,000 +16% 1,420 $3,028   $11,600,000 4
1985/07/07 1 $3,200,000 -26% 1,420 $2,254   $14,950,134 5
2015/10/21 1 $1,650,000   1,815 $909   $212,259,762 11,068

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1985/07/05 1 $18,407,630   1,419 $12,972   $22,025,630 9
1985/07/12 1 $17,891,378 -3% 1,435 $12,468   $39,917,008 16
1985/07/19 1 $17,256,000 -4% 1,436 $12,017   $57,173,008 23
1985/07/26 2 $16,078,880 -7% 1,508 $10,662   $73,251,888 30
1985/08/02 1 $14,468,405 -10% 1,516 $9,544   $87,720,293 37
1985/08/09 1 $14,356,702 -1% 1,520 $9,445   $102,076,995 44
1985/08/16 1 $10,988,290 -23% 1,506 $7,296   $113,065,285 51
1985/08/23 1 $10,639,465 -3% 1,523 $6,986   $123,704,750 58
1985/08/30 1 $9,563,053 -10% 1,550 $6,170   $133,267,803 65
1985/09/06 1 $7,616,860 -20% 1,519 $5,014   $140,884,663 72
1985/09/13 1 $5,391,852 -29% 1,472 $3,663   $146,276,515 79
1985/09/20 1 $5,000,851 -7% 1,448 $3,454   $151,277,366 86
1985/09/27 3 $4,956,555 -1% 1,439 $3,444   $156,233,921 93
1985/10/04 4 $4,175,768 -16% 1,350 $3,093   $160,409,689 100
1985/10/11 5 $3,807,913 -9% 1,265 $3,010   $164,217,602 107
1985/10/18 3 $3,564,730 -6% 1,280 $2,785   $167,782,332 114
1985/10/25 4 $2,868,081 -20% 1,288 $2,227   $170,650,413 121
1985/11/01 5 $2,957,766 +3% 1,142 $2,590   $173,608,179 128
1985/11/08 7 $2,910,335 -2% 1,038 $2,804   $176,518,514 135
1985/11/15 6 $2,401,470 -17% 1,048 $2,291   $178,919,984 142
1985/11/22 4 $2,623,769 +9% 1,025 $2,560   $181,543,753 149
1985/11/29 5 $2,562,330 -2% 1,126 $2,276   $184,106,083 156
1985/12/06 8 $1,224,640 -52% 898 $1,364   $185,330,723 163
1985/12/13 9 $930,972 -24% 717 $1,298   $186,261,695 170
1985/12/20 13 $1,812,198 +95% 801 $2,262   $188,073,893 177
1985/12/27 12 $3,583,038 +98% 911 $3,933   $191,656,931 184
1986/01/03 13 $1,936,939 -46% 722 $2,683   $193,593,870 191
1986/01/10 10 $1,608,970 -17% 691 $2,328   $195,202,840 198
1986/01/17 12 $1,814,260 +13% 578 $3,139   $197,017,100 205
1986/01/24 12 $1,001,594 -45% 601 $1,667   $198,018,694 212
1986/01/31 15 $773,500 -23% 444 $1,742   $198,792,194 219
1986/02/07 16 $726,530 -6% 399 $1,821   $199,518,724 226
2015/10/16 14 $1,650,000   1,815 $909   $212,259,762 11,069

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Mexico 10/21/2015 $281,369 0 0 0 $485,098 10/28/2015
South Korea 7/17/1987 $0 0 49 49 $55,746 10/26/2015
 
Rest of World $172,724,256
 
International Total$173,265,100 10/28/2015

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
10/25/2015302,746 576,011$27,954$5,514,726350