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Beetle Juice (1988)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $73,326,666Details
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  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$15,000,000
Domestic Releases: March 30th, 1988 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
Video Release: August 22nd, 1997 by Warner Home Video, released as Beetlejuice
MPAA Rating: PG
Running Time: 92 minutes
Comparisons: vs. Lovesick
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Keywords: Hauntings, Exorcism
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: Geffen Film
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 264 $1,143,650 Jun 10, 1988 75
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 288 $1,416,595 Jun 3, 1988 68
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 217 $2,419,978 May 27, 1988 61
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 295 $2,722,643 May 20, 1988 54
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 387 $3,056,692 May 13, 1988 47
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 539 $3,357,625 May 6, 1988 40
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 1,247 $51,222,372 May 6, 1988 40
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 503 $5,018,285 Apr 29, 1988 33
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 663 $6,201,234 Apr 22, 1988 26
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 913 $7,145,123 Apr 15, 1988 19
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,235 $8,667,702 Apr 8, 1988 12
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,147 $8,030,897 Apr 1, 1988 5
Widest Opening Weekend 3,733 1,000 Apr 1, 1988 5

Cast

   Adam Maitland
   Babara Maitland
Jeffrey Jones    Charles Deitz
Catherine O'Hara    Delia Deitz
Winona Ryder    Lydia Deitz
   Betelgeuse (Beetlejuice)
Robert Goulet    Maxie Dean
Dick Cavett    Bernard
Glenn Shadix    Otho
Annie McEnroe    Jane Butterfield
Maurice Page    Ernie
Hugo Stanger    Old Bill
Rachel Mittelman    Little Jane
J. Jay Saunders    Moving Man
Mark Ettlinger    Moving Man
Patrice Martinez    Receptionist
Cynthia Daly    Three-Fingered Typist
Douglas Turner    Char Man
Carmen Filpi    Messenger
Simmy Bow    Janitor
Susan Kellerman    Grace
Adelle Lutz    Beryl
Gary Jochimsen    Dumb Football Player
Bob Pettersen    Dumb Football Player
Duane Davis    Very Dumb Football Player
Marie Cheatham    Sarah Dean
Tony Cox    Preacher
Jack Angel    Voice of Preacher
Harold Goodman    Old Bill

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Michael McDowell
Screenwriter    Warren Skaaren
Story Creator    Michael McDowell
Story Creator    Larry Wilson
Producer    Michael Bender
Producer    Larry Wilson
Producer    Richard Hashimoto
Production Designer    Bo Welch
Editor    Jane Kurson
Composer    Danny Elfman
Director of Photography    Thomas Ackerman
Assistant Director    Bill Scott
Unit Production Manager    Don Heitzer
Production Supervisor    Eric Angelson
Art Director    Tom Duffield
Set Decorator    Catherine Mann
Visual Effects Supervisor    Alan Munro
Costume Designer    Aggie Guerard Rodgers
Costume Supervisor    Linda Henrikson
Costume Supervisor    Chuck Velasco
Sound Mixer    David Ronne
Re-recording Mixer    Gregg Landaker
Re-recording Mixer    Steve Maslow
Re-recording Mixer    Kevin O'Connell
Supervising Sound Editor    Richard L. Anderson
Sound Editor    David Stone
Sound Editor    Warren Hamilton, Jr.
Sound Editor    Mark Pappas
Music Editor    Nancy Fogarty
Music Editor    Bob Badami
Creatures and Makeup Effects    Robert Short
Casting Director    Jane Jenkins
Casting Director    Janet Hirshenson
Stunt Coordinator    Fred Lerner
Second Assistant Director    K.C. Colwell

The shaded area represents the expected performance range for a film, based on its opening weekend box office. 95% of films fall within the shaded area. If a film trends towards the top end of the shaded area, it has good legs compared to the average film; if it trends towards the bottom end of the shaded area, it has poor legs. The predictive area is based on movies from the past 5 years.

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1988/04/01 1 $8,030,897   1,000 $8,031   $10,450,679 5
1988/04/08 1 $8,667,702 +8% 1,523 $5,691   $22,910,567 12
1988/04/15 1 $7,145,123 -18% 1,582 $4,517   $32,085,824 19
1988/04/22 1 $6,201,234 -13% 1,575 $3,937   $40,362,058 26
1988/04/29 2 $5,018,285 -19% 1,582 $3,172   $46,749,551 33
1988/05/06 2 $3,357,625 -33% 1,582 $2,122   $51,222,372 40
1988/05/13 3 $3,056,692 -9% 1,533 $1,994   $55,184,189 47
1988/05/20 4 $2,722,643 -11% 1,546 $1,761   $58,821,309 54
1988/05/27 5 $2,419,978 -11% 1,432 $1,690   $61,918,085 61
1988/06/03 7 $1,416,595 -41% 1,083 $1,308   $63,867,003 68
1988/06/10 9 $1,143,650 -19% 1,307 $875   $65,638,141 75

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1988/04/01 1 $11,823,083   1,000 $11,823   $14,242,865 9
1988/04/08 1 $10,697,836 -10% 1,523 $7,024   $24,940,701 16
1988/04/15 1 $9,220,123 -14% 1,582 $5,828   $34,160,824 23
1988/04/22 1 $7,570,442 -18% 1,575 $4,807   $41,731,266 30
1988/04/29 2 $6,133,481 -19% 1,582 $3,877   $47,864,747 37
1988/05/06 2 $4,262,750 -31% 1,582 $2,695   $52,127,497 44
1988/05/13 3 $3,971,169 -7% 1,533 $2,590   $56,098,666 51
1988/05/20 4 $3,399,441 -14% 1,546 $2,199   $59,498,107 58
1988/05/27 5 $2,952,301 -13% 1,432 $2,062   $62,450,408 65
1988/06/03 7 $2,044,083 -31% 1,083 $1,887   $64,494,491 72

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
10/13/20131723,424 999,457$93,462$5,949,247843
10/20/20131534,267+46% 1,033,724$136,725$6,085,973844
9/28/20143013,413 1,257,799$57,274$7,047,903893
10/12/20142321,203 1,280,578$105,803$7,161,398895
10/19/20142811,295-47% 1,291,873$53,764$7,215,162896
10/26/20142419,273+71% 1,311,146$76,899$7,292,062897
9/27/20151615,908 1,656,377$63,797$8,922,458945
10/4/20152113,770-13% 1,670,147$54,942$8,977,401946
10/11/20152215,702+14% 1,685,849$64,378$9,041,779947
10/18/2015248,042-49% 1,693,891$32,088$9,073,867948
10/25/2015252,846-65% 1,696,737$11,754$9,085,621949
11/1/20151916,157+468% 1,712,894$64,634$9,150,255950
11/8/2015299,760-40% 1,722,654$39,548$9,189,803951

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
7/26/20091315,333 15,333$180,771$180,771623
8/30/2009176,572 35,225$66,438$381,874628