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Child's Play (1988)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $33,244,684Details
International Box Office $10,952,000
Worldwide Box Office $44,196,684
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Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
Critics
68% - Fresh
Audience
62% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$9,000,000
Domestic Releases: November 9th, 1988 (Wide) by United Artists
Video Release: April 27th, 1995 by MGM Video
MPAA Rating: R
Franchise: Child's Play
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Keywords: Living Toys
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Horror
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 643 $319,192 Jan 27, 1989 82
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,897 $1,333,176 Dec 9, 1988 33
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,945 $2,271,277 Dec 2, 1988 26
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,551 $4,628,987 Nov 25, 1988 19
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,074 $5,202,675 Nov 18, 1988 12
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,452 $6,583,963 Nov 11, 1988 5
Widest Opening Weekend 3,080 1,377 Nov 11, 1988 5

Cast

Brad Dourif    Charles Lee Ray
Chris Sarandon    Mike Norris
Dinah Manoff    Maggie Peterson
Catherine Hicks    Karen Barclay

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1988/11/11 1 $6,583,963   1,377 $4,781   $8,002,841 5
1988/11/18 2 $5,202,675 -21% 1,386 $3,754   $14,820,992 12
1988/11/25 6 $4,628,987 -11% 1,490 $3,107   $22,076,480 19
1988/12/02 7 $2,271,277 -51% 1,457 $1,559   $25,236,566 26
1988/12/09 9 $1,333,176 -41% 1,354 $985   $27,099,190 33
1989/01/27 21 $319,192   313 $1,020   $31,605,639 82

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1988/11/11 1 $8,199,439   1,377 $5,955   $9,618,317 9
1988/11/18 2 $7,829,176 -5% 1,386 $5,649   $17,447,493 16
1988/11/25 6 $5,517,796 -30% 1,490 $3,703   $22,965,289 23
1988/12/02 7 $2,800,725 -49% 1,457 $1,922   $25,766,014 30