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Beetlejuice (1988)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $73,326,666Details
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  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. International
  5. Video Sales
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. 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., released as Beetle Juice
Video Release: August 22nd, 1997 by Warner Home Video
MPAA Rating: PG
Running Time: 92 minutes
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Keywords: Hauntings, Exorcism
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Geffen Film
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Memorial Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 242 $5,093,141 May 27, 1988 61
Fastest to $50m 1,305 $51,222,372 May 6, 1988 40
Easter (All Movies, 3-Day) 103 $8,030,897 Apr 1, 1988 5
Easter (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 63 $16,902,010 Apr 1, 1988 5
Easter (Opening, 3-Day) 49 $8,030,897 Apr 1, 1988 5
Easter (Opening, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 32 $16,902,010 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

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

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

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1988/04/01 1 $11,823,083   1,000 $11,823   $14,242,865 2
1988/04/08 1 $10,697,836 -10% 1,523 $7,024   $24,940,701 3
1988/04/15 1 $9,220,123 -14% 1,582 $5,828   $34,160,824 4
1988/04/22 1 $7,570,442 -18% 1,575 $4,807   $41,731,266 5
1988/04/29 2 $6,133,481 -19% 1,582 $3,877   $47,864,747 6
1988/05/06 2 $4,262,750 -31% 1,582 $2,695   $52,127,497 7
1988/05/13 3 $3,971,169 -7% 1,533 $2,590   $56,098,666 8
1988/05/20 4 $3,399,441 -14% 1,546 $2,199   $59,498,107 9
1988/05/27 5 $2,952,301 -13% 1,432 $2,062   $62,450,408 10
1988/06/03 7 $2,044,083 -31% 1,083 $1,887   $64,494,491 11

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
9/18/20162212,318 1,997,652$62,699$10,553,148996
9/25/2016276,106-50% 2,003,758$31,080$10,584,228997
10/2/2016248,221+35% 2,011,979$40,970$10,625,198998
10/9/20161816,493+101% 2,028,472$67,127$10,692,325999
10/16/20162012,397 2,040,869$62,109$10,754,4341,000
10/23/20161023,226 2,064,095$92,739$10,847,1731,001
10/30/20162116,294 2,080,389$65,013$10,912,1861,002

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

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