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Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $14,231,669Details
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Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
35% - Rotten
43% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Production Budget:$7,000,000
Domestic Releases: July 31st, 1992 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for comic vampire violence and drug references.
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Keywords: Vampire, Turned Into a TV Show
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,509 $541,577 Aug 21, 1992 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,485 $1,226,941 Aug 14, 1992 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,388 $2,371,470 Aug 7, 1992 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,101 $4,515,541 Jul 31, 1992 3
Widest Opening Weekend 2,316 1,959 Jul 31, 1992 3


Natasha Gregson Wagner    Cassandra
Kristy Swanson    Buffy
Paul Reubens    Amilyn
Hilary Swank    Kimberly
Thomas Jane    Zeph
Donald Sutherland    Merrick Jamison-Smythe
Ben Affleck    Basketball Player # 10 (uncredited)
Rutger Hauer    Lothos
David Arquette    Benny Jacks
Luke Perry    Oliver Pike
Ricki Lake    Charlotte
Candy Clark    Buffy's Mom
Stephen Root    Gary Murray

Production and Technical Credits

Composer    Carter Burwell
Composer    Danny Elfman

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for September 13th, 2011

September 13th, 2011

It is an incredibly busy week on the home market with several major releases, including Thor on Blu-ray, as well as Star Wars The Complete Saga, which comes out this Friday. Unfortunately, neither of the screeners have arrived yet, so it is hard to tell if they are pick of the week material. I figured Star Wars would easily take that honor, but the changes made have pissed off enough people that I think it's best that I hold off making a judgment till after it arrives. After spending way too long trying to pick between the two, I'm going with Degrassi: Season Ten, Part Two instead. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1992/07/31 5 $4,515,541   1,959 $2,305   $4,515,541 3
1992/08/07 10 $2,371,470 -47% 1,981 $1,197   $9,585,691 10
1992/08/14 13 $1,226,941 -48% 1,141 $1,075   $12,484,570 17
1992/08/21 20 $541,577 -56% 556 $974   $13,662,164 24

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1992/07/31 5 $7,214,221   1,959 $3,683   $7,214,221 7
1992/08/07 10 $4,043,408 -44% 1,981 $2,041   $11,257,629 14
1992/08/14 13 $1,862,958 -54% 1,141 $1,633   $13,120,587 21